Solid Waste Code Enforcement

The Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program 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 the Solid Waste & Recycling Program or call 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.  Most disposal sites that operate within the County are required to obtain a County franchise in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the County. 

The three sites franchised within Washington County are the Hillsboro Landfill, Lakeside Reclamation Landfill and Nature’s Needs compost facility. 

File a complaint

The program’s 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