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Recycling, Waste Disposal and Composting Info in Oregon

Oregon excels in recycling

Oregon is one of the few states in the nation to recycle more than 50% of its waste. It achieved this goal in 2010 and based on 2012 figures, the state’s current recycling rate is 53.4% -- a record high.

Benefits:

  • Greenhouse gas reduced the equivalent of the emissions from 690,000 vehicles over the course of a year
  • 272 million gallons of gas (energy equivalency) saved in 2012
  • Total of 2.4 million tons of waste recovered – saves landfill space

Call your local recycling coordinator for recycling locations and related information.

Recycling in Oregon: A brief history

Running low on landfill space in 1983, the state decided to increase recycling efforts by passing the Opportunity to Recycle Act. It basically mandated landfilling as a last resort for handling wastes.

A 50% recycling goal was later put into place and eventually achieved.

Dispose of e-waste for free via Oregon E-Cycles

Any resident can drop off up to 7 computers, TVS or computer monitors for free at Oregon E-Cycles for free (as of 2015 computer peripherals will also be accepted).

Find a local collection site one of two ways:

  1. Call 1-888-532-9253
  2. Find a location online

Composting in Oregon

At least a 25% of the waste landfilled in the U.S. is compostable. This includes yard debris, food waste and paper products. Composting is good for the environment and saves you money in two ways:

  • You don’t have to buy fertilizer. You’re making your own 100% organic fertilizer for the garden, flower beds, indoor plantings, or as a soil additive.
  • Composting reduces the amount of waste generated in your home, which may allow you to downsize your curbside garbage container needs, saving you a few bucks on your monthly bill.

Some communities throughout Oregon offer free or reduce-priced composting bins to jumpstart your backyard composting operation. Here’s a list of current areas offering this type of program (as of 2014):

  • Metro, 503-797-1650
  • Deschutes County, 541-388-3638
  • City of Eugene, 541-682-6830
  • BRING Recycling, 541-746-3023
  • Marion County, 503-588-5169 ext. 5991
  • Clatsop County, City of Gearhart at 503-738-5501.

Learn more about composting here and here.

More waste disposal information

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a great source for information pertaining to safely and properly disposing of various types of material and debris.

Access the Oregon DEQ website here

Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in Oregon

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.