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Recycling & Waste

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Garbage and Recycling Collection in Lake Oswego

Please contact Republic Services at 503-636-3011 for information about rates, collection service options, and schedules. Lake Oswego residents and businesses receive garbage and recycling service from Republic Services of Lake Oswego (formerly Allied Waste Services), including weekly pick-up of trash, recycling, and yard debris. Find information from Republic Services about what you can and cannot recycle curbside at this link: Recycling Yes/No Flyer. Information about multi-family and commercial recycling is available via the Republic Services website. Food waste composting is also available for commercial customers; contact Republic Services for details.

Rates for service, approved by the City Council, can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this page. Garbage and recycling services provided by Republic Services are governed through an exclusive Franchise Agreement between the City and the company. On November 13, 2012, the City Council adopted ordinance 2600, renewing the franchise with Republic Services for ten years. The Franchise Agreement and Administrate Rules are included as an attachment at the bottom of this page.

Neighborhood Drop Boxes

Republic Services provides up to 15 donated drop boxes per year to be used for neighborhood and natural area cleanups or other special events with a neighborhood/community benefit. Find more information here, including the required Neighborhood Drop Box Application (please do not contact Republic Services directly).

Recycling and Reuse

Use Metro's Find a Recycler web site to find where to recycle items not accepted in the curbside recycling program and organizations that take materials for reuse. If you have a specific question about recycling, hazardous waste disposal or waste prevention you can use this link to email a Metro recycling expert or call Metro at 503-234-3000.

Far West Fibers in Lake Oswego (341 Foothills Road) takes many materials for recycling; check materials accepted through Metro Recycling or call Far West Fibers directly at 503-200-5411. Download a printable list of recycling, reuse, and waste prevention links below.

Block foam, aka Styrofoam™, and very clean foam food containers can now be recycled at Far West Fibers in Beaverton and SE Portland. Learn more here or call Far West Fibers at 503-643-9944.

Hazardous and Bulky Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste, including computers and other e-waste, should not be disposed of in your trash. Metro has extensive information on what constitutes hazardous waste and how to dispose of it correctly. To safely dispose of e-waste, up to seven computers, monitors, laptops and televisions can be recycled for free through Oregon E-Cycles.

Information about disposing of or recycling bulky waste, such as appliances, large plastic items, unusable furniture, and more, can be found here.

Waste Prevention

Recycling is great, but reducing your waste in the first place is an even better way to put the lid on your trash and conserve resources. Read on to find waste prevention, recycling, and reuse options. Find Holiday Waste Prevention and Recycling Tips here!