Rates

Rates for unincorporated Washington County customers

Washington County regulates solid waste collection services within the unincorporated areas of the county - north of US Highway 26, Aloha, Metzger and rural areas. If you live inside the limits of a city, contact your city’s office for its solid waste collection rates and rules. Rates charged by garbage and recycling collection companies are established by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Each company must charge the Board-approved rates in its service area.  

 

Rate Schedules:



Residential service levels in unincorporated Washington County

Standard urban residential collection service - within the urban growth boundary:

  • Weekly garbage collection in your choice of a 20, 32, 60 or 90-gallon can/cart. 
  • Every-other-week recycling collection in a 90-gallon roll cart, with glass collected separately in a 14-gallon red bin.
  • Every-other-week yard debris collection in a 60-gallon roll cart.
The monthly rate for this service includes one roll cart for garbage, one roll cart for mixed recycling, one roll cart for yard debris and one red bin for collecting glass. The rate increases as the size of the garbage cart/can increases. 

Standard rural residential collection service - outside the urban growth boundary

  • Weekly garbage collection in your choice of a 20, 32, 60 or 90-gallon can/cart.
  • Every-other-week recycling collection in a 90-gallon roll cart, with glass collected separately in a 14-gallon red bin.
The monthly rate for this service includes one roll cart for garbage, one roll cart for mixed recycling and one red bin for collecting glass. The rate increases as the size of the garbage cart/can increases. Rural customers do not receive yard debris collection service.
 
Maximizing your recycling may allow you to move to a smaller garbage cart and reduce your monthly bill. Learn more about the curbside recycling program.


 

Commercial service levels for business and multi-family properties in unincorporated Washington County

For customers that use roll carts (32, 60 or 96-gallon sizes) or dumpster-style containers (1-8 yard sizes available), recycling service is included in your garbage bill. Customers that use a compactor or drop-box for garbage service can order recycling collection service for a fee. 

To optimize your service, contact a Washington County business recycling specialist or your hauler for assistance. To find out what hauler services your business or property, use Metro's "Who's My Hauler" tool or call the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program at 503-846-3605.  

 

Other collection services

Haulers offer other services such as:

Contact your hauler to determine what services are available and the rates associated with the service.