Recycling

Recycling Services

Our Most Sensible Choice

Recycling bins must be at the curb by 6:00 am to ensure they are collected.

Why Recycle?

Today we face numerous environmental problems contributed by man.

What Can I recycle?

HOVER OVER EACH ITEM TO LEARN A FUN FACT

Newspaper

Anything that comes in your newspaper can be recycled with your newspaper. Place loose in bottom of bin. Please do not mix newspaper with magazines or cardboard.

Did you know?

A newspaper can take more that 40 years to decompose in a landfill if buried under 15–20 feet of garbage. Recycling 35 pounds of paper saves 115 gallons of water.

Aluminum

Rinse, clean and flatten foil and TV dinner trays. Beverage cans are accepted.

Ready for a Netflix evening?

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours.

Glass

Bottles and jars only (please rinse). Remove all lids. Labels do not need to be removed. No window glass, light bulbs, Pyrex or ceramics. Glass must be separated from all other recycling and placed in a bucket.

Good Job Oregon!

Every glass bottle that is recycled saves enough energy to light a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours. Oregon recycles 54% of its glass containers.

Motor Oil

Pour oil into non-breakable containers with tight fitting screw-on caps (bleach or milk jugs).

NO PAINT THINNER OR OTHER HAZARDOUS LIQUIDS.

Do you like to swim?

Every 100 gallons of recycled oil saves 65 gallons of new oil. One gallon of oil in a lake will produce a five-acre oil sheen.

TIN

Rinse thoroughly. No Food !

Recycling is easy!

Tin recycling saves an estimated 2,600 kilowatt hours per ton.

Plastic

Rinse thoroughly. PLEASE NO: Grocery bags, styrofoam, or any bottle that has contained petroleum products or poisons.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: ONLY PLASTIC #1 AND #2 WILL BE ACCEPTED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. NO LIDS PLEASE.

How many years?

Plastic will take 700 years before it will even start to decompose. Recycling one ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space.

Cardboard & Paper Bags

Flatten, and place at curb side. Remove all wire and plastic. Waxed cardboard cannot be recycled. No cereal boxes, milk cartons or shoe boxes. Recycle brown paper bags with your cardboard.

How much?

It is estimated that 145 pounds of cardboard is generated each year for every person. That’s over 192,000 tons annually in Oregon.

Your recyclable materials are collected each week on your regular garbage pick-up day.
Please have your recycling bin at the curb by 6 a.m.

OUR MISSION

“Providing Unparalleled Trash Removal and Recycling Services”

That is our mission as your locally owned garbage company.  We are committed to providing outstanding customer service, being recognized as leaders in our industry and maintaining a connection to our community of Central Douglas County by supporting charitable endeavors.

We’ve introduced new programs that have resulted in overall increased recycling which in turn has diverted more recyclables from the landfill.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

Unfortunately, we are not able to serve the Green District.

Good for you to do your part!

You can recycle the following:

  • Newspaper
  • Corrugated (3-layer) Cardboard
  • Paper Bags
  • Aluminum
  • Glass 
  • Motor Oil
  • Plastic
  • Tin

If you wish to drop off your recyclables, the following sites are available for you to do so:

Sunrise Enterprises …….. 673-0195

2555 W Harvard — Drop off anytime

Douglas County Landfills & Transfer Sites

During Regular Operating Hours

Note:  Closed Monday & Tuesday

Your recyclable materials are collected each week on your regular garbage pick-up day. Please have your recycling bin at the curb by 6 a.m.

Phone:

(541) 673-7122

Address:

1308 NW Park, Roseburg, OR 97470