Solid Waste Code Enforcement

Solid Waste & Recycling serves as an enforcement agent of Washington County Code Chapters:

Please note that the above codes apply to the unincorporated areas of Washington County, and not the areas within incorporated city limits. For more information email or call us at 503-846-3605.

Regulated disposal facilities

Within Washington County, solid waste disposal facilities are governed by Chapter 8.08 Solid Waste Disposal Sites of the Washington County Code. Disposal sites that operate within the county are required to enter into a franchise agreement with the County in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents. 

The three sites franchised within the County are the Hillsboro Landfill, Lakeside Reclamation Compost Facility and Nature’s Needs Compost Facility. 

File a complaint

Code enforcement officers have authority to investigate potential violations of State Statutes related to solid waste including:

  • Theft of Services ORS 164.125 and Offensive Littering ORS 164.125
  • Illegal Dumping ORS 164.805 
  • Prohibitions Against Removing or Mixing Recyclable Material, ORS.459A.080.

Visit the file a complaint page for more information on how to file a complaint. 

Report illegal dumping

How to report illegal dumping activity — instructions and contact information