Solid Waste & Recycling General News
Washington County Answers Questions about Garbage Collection in Storm Aftermath - Release date: 01/13/2017
Information for residents whose garbage collection was canceled this week due to winter weather.
Food Waste Prevention Campaign Wins State Award - Release date: 06/14/2016
At their annual conference in Portland last week, the Association of Oregon Recyclers awarded its Recycler of the Year award in the education and promotion program category to the “Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge.”
Enrollment Open for Master Recycling Class - Release date: 07/14/2014
Applications are being accepted now through August 14 for the Master Recycling series.
Washington County to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Increase to Garbage and Recycling Collection Rates - Release date: 06/03/2014
Anyone may attend the meeting on June 12 and provide comments to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee regarding the proposed rate changes.
Take Workplace Recycling to the Next Level with Washington County’s Help - Release date: 05/30/2014
Businesses that request a free workplace recycling evaluation will receive a Green Team kit containing reusable bags, durable drink tumblers and more.
Washington County Reminds Residents About Possible Delays in Garbage Collection Due to Winter Weather - Release date: 02/06/2014
Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling is issuing a reminder that severe winter weather may affect garbage and recycling collection schedules.
Deadline to Become a Master Recycler Approaches - Release date: 12/04/2013
The deadline to register for the next Master Recycling series is December 18 at noon.
Enroll Now to Become a Master Recycler - Release date: 10/30/2013
Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program and the City of Portland Master Recycler Program are offering an eight-week Master Recycling course beginning in January 2014.
Hillsboro School District Milk Carton Recycling Effort Draws National Attention - Release date: 02/25/2013
Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling has been working with the Hillsboro School District on improvements to their recycling program. The Carton Council will tour two participating Hillsboro schools this week.
Free Spanish Sustainability Workshop - Release date: 09/13/2012
The Hispanic business community is invited to a free workshop on September 18th.
Public Meeting on Proposed Garbage and Recycling Collection Rate Increases - Release date: 06/07/2012
The Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on June 14, 2012 at 10 AM.
Free “Clean & Green Communities” Workshop for Multifamily Community Managers - Release date: 06/05/2012
Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling and Tualatin Valley Water District will host a free workshop for multifamily community managers to learn how to put sustainable practices into action in their communities.
Businesses Urged to Donate Excess Food to Help Local Families in Need - Release date: 05/01/2012
The Washington County Recycle at Work program, Oregon Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul are encouraging area businesses to reduce unnecessary food waste by donating surplus, edible food to local food donation programs.
Garbage and Recycling Collection Service Interruptions - Release date: 01/09/2012
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about storm-interruptions (snow and ice) to regularly scheduled garbage and recycling collection services in Washington County.
Garbage and Recycling Collection Service Interruptions - Release date: 02/24/2011
Garbage and Recycling Collection Service Interruptions due to snowstorm.
Notice of Public Meeting: Garbage and Solid Waste Collection Rate Increases - Release date: 06/02/2010
THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE* will hold a public meeting to discuss recommended increases to residential and commercial garbage collection rates for residents and businesses in unincorporated Washington County.
Free Assistance with New Recycling Requirements - Release date: 05/13/2010
Washington County businesses may access free technical assistance and resources to meet the newly adopted business recycling requirements ordinance.
Washington County and Metro offer free recycling technical assistance to area businesses - Release date: 04/15/2009
Recycle at Work services help businesses reduce their waste through free technical assistance and resources from the Washington County Recycle at Work Program.