Tools and Resources

Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling provides free assistance, educational and technical resources to residents and businesses located throughout Washington County, with the exception those living within the city limits of Beaverton. Residents, businesses or both are encouraged to download the following materials or submit a request at 503-846-3605 or by email.

Resources to help residents recycle at home:

What to recycle and where?

Need help figuring out which cart, bin or container a material goes in? Enter an item below to find out if something goes in the garbage, in the recycling or should be taken to a drop-off recycling center. Provide your address to find out what is closest to you.


What goes on at a transfer station? (8:08 min)

For all residents:

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For residents with single-family or small multi-unit collection service

(four or less housing units with individual garbage and recycling containers):

For managers and residents at multifamily communities

(five or more housing units with shared garbage and recycling containers):

  • Subscribe to quarterly e-news with tips for property managers.
For school-age children:

Resources to help recycle at work:

  • Apply to become a Washington County Green Business. PDF icon

Resources for builders and renovators:


  • Purchase high quality indoor/outdoor paint with recycled content through MetroPaint.
  • Exchange unwanted  commercial building materials online with BoneyardNW.