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Rates and fees for Metro's transfer stations

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Find rates and fees for disposal of garbage, yard debris, tires and appliances containing refrigerant at Metro's transfer stations.

Tips to lighten your load and pay less

Save time and money on disposal by sorting your recyclables and covering your load.Learn more

What can I recycle for free?

There is no charge to drop off source-separated recyclables, including some appliances.Learn more

What is hazardous?

Some materials are too hazardous to place in regular garbage. Metro's transfer stations have convenient facilities on site that take these materials.Learn more

New rates effective sept. 1, 2013

Mixed waste – uncovered loads

$119.33 per ton plus a $12 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $32 for 340 pounds or less.

Mixed waste – covered loads

$94.33 per ton plus a $12 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $28 for 340 pounds or less.

Yard debris and clean wood – uncovered loads

$78.02 per ton plus a $12 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $25 for 340 pounds or less.

Yard debris and clean wood – covered loads

$53.02 per ton plus a $12 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $21 for 340 pounds or less.

Compostable organics

Covered/tarped loads of residential organics are charged $56.67 per ton plus a $12 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $22 for 340 pounds or less.

Covered/tarped loads of commercial organics are charged $60.88 per ton plus a $12 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $22 for 340 pounds or less.

If you have questions regarding organic materials accepted, rules and procedures call the Recycling Information Hotline at 503-234-3000.

Total fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar amount (e.g., $30.49 is rounded to $30; $30.50 is rounded to $31).

Car tires

Minimum charge is $12 for first tire. Each additional tire is $2 off rim or $4 on rim. Tires 21 inches and larger not accepted. Bicycle tires, motorcycle tires and solid core tires are accepted as garbage at the garbage rate.

Once the per tire fee exceeds the tip fee minimum ($28), loads will be weighed and charged the mixed-waste rate. Limit of 15 tires per day per customer. The per-ton rate applies if tires are brought in with a garbage load.

Appliances

Air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators and other units built to contain coolant: $30 (limit of five units). The per-ton rate applies if appliances containing coolant are brought in with a garbage load.

Payment options

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit cards and checks are accepted. Personal checks must be presented with a valid driver's license or identification card that matches the check being written, including address. Cards must have a valid signature. The signer of the card must be present. Business credit cards must be accompanied by a letter of authorization signed by the card signatory. Certified businesses that have been in business for at least one year can open a transfer station credit account. Learn more about transfer station credit accounts

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Metro Recycling Information
503-234-3000
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