|Empty aerosol cans||✓||✓||Accepted curbside, even if it contained a hazardous substance, and must be completely empty. Remove the plastic cap, but leave the plastic nozzle on. |
Most businesses may dispose of small quantities at the curb under the same preparation details above, please call 503-234-3000 with questions or if you have a large quantity.
|Aseptic containers||✓||✓||Juice, soup, drink boxes, etc. Empty contents and rinse. No need to flatten. |
|Cardboard||✓||✓||Corrugated cardboard, flattened. No waxed cardboard boxes (most commonly used to ship produce to retailers). Must fit in the bin. |
|Christmas trees||✓||✗||Restrictions vary between jurisdictions. Please check with your city or county government, your hauling company or call us at 503-234-3000. |
|Ferrous metals||✓||✓||Any items that are 90% or more metal; no larger than 30 inches by 8 inches, weighing no more than 30 pounds. |
|Glass-bottles and jars||✓||✓||Glass bottles and jars only. Remove lids, caps and corks. Must be placed in a separate rigid container, not in a plastic or paper bag. |
|Scrap paper||✓||✓||Paper bags, junk mail, gift wrap (no foil), greeting cards, can labels, paper egg cartons, adhesive notes (like Post-It Notes®), rolled paper cores (cardboard rolls from toilet paper, paper towels and gift wrap), shredded paper (does not include cross cut paper; shredded paper must be in a paper bag, not a plastic bag), cardboard boxes such as cereal and cracker boxes. |
Do not include frozen food boxes or butter/margarine boxes; plastic-lined paper bags, such as pet food bags; waxed paper; photographs; napkins or paper towels; drink cups; plastic envelopes or plastic-lined mailers; bound books other than telephone directories; or paper ream covers.
|Motor oil||✓||✗||In leak-proof, see-through plastic containers with screw-on lids (transparent, clean milk jugs, juice or soda bottles, for example). No containers larger than one gallon. No oil contaminated with other fluids. Leave containers next to recycling containers at the curb. Check with hauler for quantity limits. Pickup not available for apartments. |
|Nonferrous metal||✓||✓||Any items that are 90% or more metal; no larger than 30 inches by 8 inches, weighing no more than 30 pounds. |
|Phone books||✓||✓|| |
|Plastic bottles and jars||✓||✓||6 ounces or larger, any container with a threaded neck (for a screw-on lid) or neck narrower than the base. This includes milk jugs, peanut butter jars, and bottles from grooming and cleaning products (shampoo, cleansers, laundry soap, etc.). Rinse before recycling. |
|Plastic buckets||✓||✓||5 gallons or smaller. Handles are OK. Rinse before recycling. |
|Plastic plant pots||✓||✓||Rigid plant pots that are 4 inches or larger in diameter. Must be free of excessive dirt. |
|Plastic tubs||✓||✓||6 ounces or larger, usually round with a wider rim than base and contain products such as salsa, margarine, cottage cheese, hummus, etc. Rinse out containers thoroughly. |
|Tin cans||✓||✓||Steel and aluminum cans, thoroughly rinsed. Do not flatten cans. Do not place lids loose in recycling containers; place lid inside the can and crimp it shut. Loose individual lids get lost in horizontal piles of paper at recycling facilities and magnets can't pull them out. Paper labels can be removed and recycled. |
|Yard debris||✓||✗||Does not include sod, dirt, rocks, or sand. |
Generally, only includes materials that grew in your yard. Branches no more than 4 inches thick and 36 inches long, weeds, leaves, vines and grass
Does not include lumber or sawdust of any kind.