|Empty aerosol cans|| || ||✓|| || || |
|Antifreeze|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Can be mixed with water, but cannot be contaminated by other liquids. |
Accepts up to 20 gallons in 5-gallon or smaller containers for free. Containers must be left at the facility.
|Appliances-coolant containing|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Limit of five units per day, per customer. Cannot accept commercial units, including soda pop dispensers. |
$30 per appliance built to contain a coolant, including dehumidifiers. If the appliance is brought in with a load of garbage, it is charged at the garbage rate instead of the individual appliance rate.
|Appliances-large|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Accepts large appliances that are primarily metal for no charge. Dishwashers with a plastic basin are accepted at the garbage rate. |
|Aseptic containers|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Aseptic containers are accepted in the bin for mixed paper. |
|Boats & campers|| || ||✓||✓|| ||All boats, travel trailers and campers are subject to asbestos testing requirements for suspect materials, call for details. |
Travel trailers and campers up to 12 feet long with no drive motors are accepted as garbage. All fluids must be drained, any coolant-containing appliances and propane tanks must be removed. Proof of ownership may be required.
Boats up to 12 feet long are accepted as garbage. Engines and fuel tanks must be removed and drained. Any coolant-containing appliances or propane tanks must be removed. Proof of ownership may be required.
|Building and demolition materials|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Metro's Transfer Stations screen all loads of remodeling, construction and demolition waste for materials that may contain asbestos. Call for asbestos requirements and information 503-234-3000. |
Accepted at the garbage rate.
|Cardboard|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Resdiential quantities of clean, dry cardboard accepted at no charge. Large loads or wet or waxed cardboard is charged at the trash rate. |
|Christmas trees|| || ||✓||✓|| ||$24 for up to 3 trees. 4 or more trees are charged at the yard debris rate of $31 minimum for first 240 pounds, $56 per ton. Flocked trees are accepted at the garbage rate. |
|Coated wire|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Computer peripherals|| || ||✓||✓|| ||This location participates in the Oregon E-Cycles program, which accepts computer mice, keyboards and desktop printers at no charge. May bring in up to seven units per day. Must not be disassembled. |
|Computers and monitors|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Participant in the Oregon E-Cycles program that accepts up to seven laptops, monitors, printers, televisions and computers at no charge. May bring in up to seven units per day. Must not be disassembled. |
Disassembled items (i.e., a box of circuit boards) may be charged the at the trash rate, and large quantities may be rejected. That decision is made on a case-by-case basis.
Computer peripherals such as cables, keyboards, desktop printers and mice are accepted free of charge.
|Creosote treated wood|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Must be cut to four feet or shorter and no larger than 18" in diameter. |
Charged at the garbage rate.
|Dead animals|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Dead animals or parts are accepted at the garbage rate. Must be triple-wrapped in plastic securely. The customer must notify the scalehouse when they arrive for special treatment of the load. |
More than 3 carcasses may be rejected, depending on the size.
|Ferrous metals|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Push lawnmowers and rototillers are accepted as scrap metal and must be drained of all fluids. Riding mowers are accepted at garbage rate unless tires and all other non-metal parts are removed. Oil-filled heaters are accepted as metal recycling at Metro Central, and do not need to be handled as hazardous waste. |
Fencing must be rolled neatly. Weeds or other trash caught in the fencing must be removed. Barbed wire is not accepted for recycling.
Empty paint cans with less than 1 inch of dry paint are accepted at no charge for recycling.
|Food waste|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Source-separated food waste (includes vegetative and non-vegetative pre-consumer and post-consumer foods, meats and dairy). The only "paper products" that can be included are pizza boxes, tea bags and coffee filters. Self-haul residential loads are accepted. |
Degradable "plastics" like flatware, cups and food containers are not accepted.
Covered residential loads: $87.15 per ton plus a $24 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $34 for up to 240 pounds.
Commercial covered loads: $76.38 per ton plus a transaction fee of $24 per load for staffed scales or $4.25 per load for automated scales. Minimum charge is $33 for up to 240 ounds
|Glass-bottles and jars|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Residential quantities taken free, large loads charged garbage rate. |
|Hardback books|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Clean, dry hardback books are taken in a labeled donation box, though they are charged at the trash rate. |
|Tanks-heating oil|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Must have hole in them for inspection at the hazardous waste facility. Hole should be at least the size of a basketball. Once approved for disposal, tanks are disposed of at the transfer station as garbage. |
|Lead acid battery|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Will accept lead acid batteries from combustion forklifts; does not accept large batteries from power electric forklifts or universal power supply (UPS) batteries. |
|Magazines|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Microwave ovens|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Glass tray must be removed. |
|Scrap paper|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Paperback books, spiral notebooks and hanging file folders are acceptable in this mix. Residential quantities free, large loads charge trash rate. |
|Motor oil|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Accepts up to 20 gallons in 5-gallon or smaller containers for free. Containers must be left at the facility. |
|Newspaper|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Residential quantities free, large loads charged garbage rate. |
|Nonferrous metal|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Oil filters|| || ||✓|| || ||Free drop for up to five filters. |
No size limit.
|Paperback books|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Accepted with mixed paper. |
|Phone books|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Plastic bottles and jars|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Plastic buckets|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Plastic plant pots|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Must be rigid plastic and four inches in diameter or larger. Not accepting the light-weight crinkly type. Residential quantities free, large loads charged garbage rate. |
|Plastic tubs|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Any number or color. |
|Pressurized cylinders|| || ||✓|| || || |
|Drums|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Empty drums are accepted at the garbage rate. The lid must be removed or they must be inspected at the hazardous waste facility, where the lid will also be removed.. |
Drums without one end removed must go through the hazardous waste facility for inspection. Once declared empty and marked by the hazardous waste staff, the drums can then be disposed of as mixed waste.
|String lights|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Stumps|| || ||✓||✓|| ||18" in diameter or smaller are accepted as yard debris. Stumps 18"-24" in diameter are accepted at the mixed waste rate. Does not accept stumps over 24" in diameter. The root ball is included in the measurements; the entire thing must be able to fit into the compactor which has a four foot opening. |
|Televisions|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Broken televisions or disassembled televisions with be taken at the garbage rate and landfilled. |
Participant in the Oregon E-Cycles program that accepts up to seven laptops, monitors, printers, televisions and computers for free.
Disassembled items may be charged the trash rate and large quantities of disassembled items may be rejected.
|Tin cans|| || ||✓||✓|| || |
|Tires|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Maximum of 15 tires per day. |
Bicycle, motorcycle and solid core tires are accepted at the trash rate.
$24 for the first tire. Each additional tire is $2 per tire off the rim, $4 per tire on the rim. After the garbage minimum fee of $40 is reached, tires are charged at the regular garbage rate for up to 15 tires. Tires brought in with a load of garbage are included with the garbage and charged at the garbage rate. Bicycle tires, motorcycle tires and ATV solid core tires are accepted at the garbage rate. Tractor tires, heavy equipment tires or semi tires are not accepted.
|Untreated wood|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Wood waste loads and yard debris loads cannot be mixed and must arrive separated. Wood waste loads can include only raw dimensional lumber, pallets or packing crates free of paint, stain and other treatments and free of strapping, shrink wrap, shipping labels and hardware (nails OK). |
Loads with engineered wood (plywood, oriented strand board, particle board); laminated wood and paneling; and painted, treated, stained or varnished wood are charged at garbage rates.
Covered loads: $75.93 per ton plus a $24 transaction fee; $33 minimum for up to 240 pounds
|Wood burning stoves|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Accepted for metal recycling if they are not lined with brick. Stoves lined with brick require asbestos testing. |
If proof of destruction is required the form must be presented when entering the facility. Scalehouse staff must witness that the stove was in the vehicle. Form website: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Residential/Pages/heatsmart.aspx
|Pallets|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Only wooden pallets that have no paint or other treatment, contain no plywood, and are free of contaminants such as shrink wrap are accepted at the wood rate. Other pallets are accepted as garbage. |
|Wreaths|| || ||✓||✓|| ||Accepted for free with a Christmas tree. |
|Yard debris|| || ||✓||✓|| ||The yard debris rate does not apply to dirt or sod. |
Covered loads: $56 per ton plus a $24 transaction fee; minimum fee $31 for up to 240 pounds
Uncovered loads: $81.00 per ton plus an $10 transaction fee. Minimum charge is $24 for up to 360 pounds.