About Us

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Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling provides information and resources to help Washington County, Oregon residents, property managers and businesses prevent waste, recycle and dispose of garbage properly. We also regulate how garbage and recycling is collected, stored and disposed of. If you have questions about recycling, garbage disposal, garbage collection rates or code enforcement, please email or call 503-846-3605.

Offices are located at:

155 N. First Ave 

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Information and resources

Solid Waste & Recycling provides recycling information and resources to residents and businesses in all of the cities within the county, except the City of Beaverton, which operates its own program. Solid Waste & Recycling's technical support and education are provided under agreements with Metro, the regional planning agency for solid waste management, and the 10 participating cities.

Annual report

For an overview of Solid Waste & Recycling's accomplishments in FY16-17, please read our annual report

Garbage and recycling collection

Garbage and recycling haulers

All garbage and recycling collection service is provided by private collection companies (haulers). Each hauler provides exclusive collection services for a specific area. The County ensures the 11 haulers in unincorporated Washington County provide adequate garbage and recycling collection for residents and businesses. New residents and businesses should contact their hauler to set up collection service. 

Disposal sites

Disposal facilities in Washington County are also owned and operated by private companies. The County has contracts with the following three disposal sites in unincorporated Washington County:

  • Lakeside Reclamation Landfill

Rates

The County establishes the rates haulers charge for garbage and recycling collection service in unincorporated Washington County.

Code enforcement

Solid Waste & Recycling regulates the collection, storage and disposal of garbage and recycling in unincorporated Washington County. Code enforcement officers investigate these potential violations of County codes in the unincorporated areas:

  • Garbage and recycling collection
  • Illegal dumping
  • Landfills and compost facilities
  • Noise
  • Nuisances: accumulation of garbage, pest infestations and overgrowth
  • Odor
  • Theft of garbage and recycling service

Partner jurisdictions and agencies

Solid Waste & Recycling works in partnership with regional and neighboring public agencies and a technical volunteer organization.