Recycling Update Newsletter, Solid Waste & Recycling Program

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Recycling Update is produced by the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program. For more information go to, call 503-846-3605 or send an email

Recycling Update, residential newsletter

Print newsletters are delivered to Washington County residents once per year in the spring. E-newsletters are available quarterly, delivered to your email inbox. Subscribe now to get the quarterly Recycling Update e-news.

Recycling Update_Fall 2015_thumbnailFall 2015 — includes:

  • Eat smart and waste less this holiday season
  • Get your collection calendar online
  • Find creative alternatives for gifts
  • New ordinance prohibits yard debris burning for some residents
  • Give the gift that gives back to the garden
  • Holiday recycling guide
  • Winter weather and holiday collection schedules
  • What health issues are important to you? 
  • Call your hauler for garbage and recycling questions
  • Recycle and dispose of other items
  • Disposal facilities

Summer 2015 — includes:

  • Fighting hunger with surplus backyard produce
  • How to prepare curbside recycling
  • Visit us at the farmers markets
  • Recycle and dispose of other items
  • Communities get cleaned up in 2015
  • Disposal facilities
  • Improve recycling at work
  • Call your hauler for garbage and recycling questions

Spring 2015  PDF icon — includes:
  • Pledge to prevent food waste at home
  • Visit us at the farmers market
  • Recycle metals
  • Recycled at the curb
  • Drop-off recycling centers
  • Clothes now accepted at Far West Recycling
  • Washington County transportation study
  • Make your next home project green
  • Purchase a compost bin from Metro
  • Crate & Barrel wins award
  • Household hazardous waste collection events
  • Call your hauler for garbage and recycling questions
  • Recycle and dispose of other items

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