Recycling & Waste

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Reusable Bag Giveaway!


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Secure Document Shredding

2019 Community Shred Day- May 18, 2019

The City will be hosting Community Shred Day on May 18, 2019 at Yakima (formerly the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way). The event will run from 9am-12pm or until the shred trucks ARE FULL. Please help us by not showing up for this event excessively early (before 8am) and creating traffic backups on surrounding streets.

This event is sponsored by the Youth Leadership Council. They will be collecting voluntary donations for Lines for Life. Please be kind to the youth who are at volunteering on a Saturday morning to assist you.

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Plastics Reduction Resources

Looking for Ways to Reduce Single Use Plastics in Lake Oswego?

Personal Actions

Here are few suggestions on reducing your own plastics usage. For more complete tips, check out this article in the Lake Oswego Review!

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Plastic Bag Ban

Lake Oswego has banned plastic carryout bags!

At the December 4, 2018 meeting, the City Council passed a ban that applies to all retailers, restaurants, and City sponsored events.

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Recycling Collection

Lake Oswego offers “comingled” recycling, meaning that everything that can be recycled goes into the same container, with the exception of glass. It is very important that trash not end up in the recycling as it will contaminate the entire load. Remember: when in doubt, leave it out.

What goes into my recycling cart?

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Residential Organics Collection

Hello Lake Oswego! Welcome to our LOComposts information portal! Everything you need to know about composting in our City is located here. Lake Oswego is proud to offer curbside composting to its residents, just like Portland and Forest Grove!

Ok, but what does this even mean? How much extra work will this be for me?

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Contact Information

To Start Service, Request Carts, etc:

Please call Republic Services at 503-636-3011

General Questions about Recycling and Composting:

Jenny Slepian, Sustainability and Management Analyst



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