2001 Washington St., Oregon City
Metro South hours
Transfer station spring/summer hours (March 1 through Sept. 30): 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Transfer station fall/winter hours (Oct. 1 through Feb. 29): 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Household hazardous waste: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday
All facilities closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.
What's accepted and how much it costs
Separating materials can save you money. Metro accepts dozens of items free of charge. Scroll through the tables below to make sure you're preparing your load to maximize safety and savings. Or search items and drop-off options in Metro's online tool.
Know before you go
Did you know that you pay a lower rate when you cover your load? Proper load prep saves you money and time. Find out more
Rates below are effective July 1, 2014.
|Types of uncovered loads||Price per ton|
minimum $32 fee up to the first 340 pounds
|wood waste and yard debris*|
minimum $25 fee up to the first 340 pounds
|Types of covered loads|
Loads must be covered with a tarp or similar to qualify.
|Price per ton|
minimum $28 fee up to the first 340 pounds
|wood waste and yard debris*|
minimum $21 fee up to the first 340 pounds
|residential yard debris and food scraps mixed|
minimum $22 fee up to the first 340 pounds
|commercial food scraps|
minimum $23 fee up to the first 340 pounds
*Loads charged as wood waste and yard debris can include: leaves, brush, limbs (fruit on limbs OK), grass clippings, and stumps no larger than 18 inches, as well as non-pressure-treated wood chips, sawdust, pallets, lumber pieces, and wood furniture with limited hinges, hardware or handles. Dirt, sod and rocks cannot be included.
Minimum fees listed above include a $12 transaction fee.
|Household hazardous waste|
$5 for up to 35 gallons of hazardous waste, and $5 for each additional 35 gallons. Additional charges for containers larger than 10 gallons.
Total fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar (e.g., $30.49 is rounded to $30; $30.50 is rounded to $31). Make the most of your trip to the disposal site – combine loads or wait until you have the minimum poundage.
About hazardous waste
Never dispose toxic trash down the sink, on the ground, down a storm drain or in your garbage can. Bring items to one of Metro's drop-off sites or a neighborhood collection event. Metro recycles most of the hazardous waste it collects and disposes of the rest in a specially designed landfill. These items should be kept separate from garbage and recycling. Some fees apply.
Search Metro's online database for more information
Browse a list of common hazardous products you may have at home or work
Drop off old paint free of charge at a Metro facility or a PaintCare collection center. Metro recycles latex paint and sells it in 5-gallon pails and 1-gallon cans.
If you live in Oregon outside Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties, call 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253) for household hazardous waste information in your community.
Accepted for free at Metro South disposal site
Note: The list below is not a complete list of everything accepted at Metro's garbage, recycling and hazardous waste disposal sites. Search your items in Metro's online database for more complete information on rates and items accepted. Items below are accepted as recycling unless otherwise noted.
|Item||How to prep|
or other notes
|Appliances: Metal dishwashers, water heaters, stoves, ovens and clothes washers and dryers.|| |
Accepted as garbage.
|Batteries: Auto and other lead-acid batteries. No forklift batteries.||Secure any leaking batteries in leak-proof containers. Keep separate from garbage and recycling.|
|Glass bottles and jars||Rinse and sort by color; recycle caps with tin cans.|
|Magazines and catalogues|| |
|Metal: Barbed wire.|
Accepted as garbage.
|Wrap or contain safely.|
|Metal, scrap: Most metal accepted, including nonferrous electrical wiring, copper, brass and other metals that do not stick to a magnet.||Most metal wire fencing is not accepted for recycling. Neatly rolled cyclone fencing that is not contaminated with other metals is OK. Limit half-pickup load or less per load.|
You can recycle up to 20 gallons in 5-gallon or smaller containers free of charge. Take up to 35 gallons to the hazardous waste facility for $5. Containers must be left at the facility.
|Mowers (lawn; non-riding), gas-powered||Drain of all oil and gasoline.|
|Newspaper||Remove strings, rubber bands or bags.|
Accepted as hazardous waste.
|Keep separate from garbage and recycling.|
Note: Clean, empty metal or plastic paint cans can be recycled at the curb, as well as the metal lids (not plastic lids)
|Paper, scrap: Includes junk mail, cereal boxes, etc.|| |
|Plastic film: Shrink wrap, pallet wrap, shopping bags, dry cleaner bags and bubble wrap.|| |
|Plastic milk jugs, bottles (with neck or threaded opening)||Remove lids and empty contents.|
|Plastic tubs: Yogurt, cottage cheese, salsa, margarine containers, etc.; cat litter and laundry detergent buckets.||Recycle tubs and buckets in the same bin as plastic bottles and jars; plastic lids and plastic handles are OK.|
|Tin cans|| |
- Cash accepted.
- Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit cards with the Visa logo with a valid signature accepted from the card holder only.
- Personal checks accepted with a valid identification card that matches the check, including address.
Certified businesses that have been in business for at least one year can open a transfer station credit account.
Find out if you qualify for low-cost hazardous waste disposal through Metro
These items are not accepted at Metro's disposal sites
- Vehicles – Metro cannot accept auto bodies or any vehicle with a drive motor such as motor homes.
- Loads of liquids.
- Petroleum-contaminated soil.
- Radioactive metals.