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. E-newsletters are available quarterly, delivered to your email inbox. Subscribe now to get the quarterly Recycling Updates.

Summer 2015 Recycling Update thumbnail 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

Fall 2014-winter 2015 PDF icon — includes:

  • Prevent food waste at home
  • Share the roadside
  • Can I recycle plastic bags?
  • What do I do with plastic cups, lids and straws?
  • How to prepare recycling
  • Take batteries to a drop-off recycling center
  • Recycle paper and cardboard
  • Master Recycler volunteers make a difference
  • Westside drop-off recycling centers
  • Buy a live Christmas tree
  • Recycle wrapping paper, holiday lights and more
  • Give holiday tress and greenery a second life
  • Weather and holiday collection update
  • Get smart about food waste at home
  • Give cheer this holiday season
  • Did you know ripe tomatoes stay fresher, longer in the refrigerator?
  • Donate used goods to charities
  • Take workplace recycling to the next level
  • Tuality Healthcare wins award
  • Green businesses receive awards
  • Make your own cleaners
  • Metro's website provides tools for living
  • Read the label to see if it's hazardous
  • Call Your hauler for garbage and recycling questions
  • Recycle and dispose of other items
  • Disposal facilities

Spring 2014 PDF icon  — includes:

  • A Curbside Recycling Refresher
  • What to do With Bulky Items
  • How Curbside Collection Works
  • Glass Recycling at the Curb
  • New Recycling Videos Online
  • Request a Recycling Guide
  • Take Styrofoam to Drop-Off Recycling Centers
  • Recycle Plastic Chairs, Play Sets and More
  • Improved Rural Recycling Collection Service
  • Reusable Bag Tips
  • Think Long-Term With Home Remodels
  • Live With Less Stuff
  • Donate Used Building Materials
  • Home Composting – as Easy as 1, 2, 3
  • Recycle Scrap Wood and Lumber
  • Get Your Bottle and Can Deposit Back
  • Food by the Numbers:
  • Re-Use Business Spotlight: Community Warehouse
  • Businesses and Organizations Collect Food Scraps
  • Caruso Produce Reduces Garbage by Donating Food
  • Take Workplace Recycling to the Next Level
  • Business Assistance by the Numbers
  • Grow a Non-Toxic Garden or Lawn
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
  • Use Less Toxic Lawn Fertilizer
  • How to Prepare and Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste
  • Call Your Hauler for Garbage and Recycling Questions
  • Recycle and Dispose of Other Items
  • Disposal Facilities

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