Garbage and Recycling Collection in Lake Oswego
Please contact Republic Services at 503-636-3011 for information about rates, collection service options, and schedules. Lake Oswego residents and businesses receive garbage and recycling service from Republic Services of Lake Oswego (formerly Allied Waste Services), including weekly pick-up of trash, recycling, and yard debris. Food waste composting is also available for commercial customers. Rates for service, approved by the City Council and effective July 1, 2013, can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this page.
Garbage and recycling services provided by Republic Services are governed through an exclusive Franchise Agreement between the City and the company. On November 13, 2012, the City Council adopted ordinance 2600, renewing the franchise with Republic Services for ten years. The Franchise Agreement and Administrate Rules are included as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
Neighborhood Drop Boxes
Republic Services / Allied Waste provides up to 15 donated drop boxes per year to be used for neighborhood and natural area cleanups or other special events with a neighborhood/community benefit. Find more information here, including the required Neighborhood Drop Box Application (please do not contact Republic Services/Allied Waste directly).
Recycling and Reuse
Use Metro's Find a Recycler web site to find where to recycle items not accepted in the curbside recycling program and organizations that take materials for reuse. You can also contact Metro Recycling Assistance at 503-234-3000 or by email at email@example.com.
Far West Fibers in Lake Oswego (341 Foothills Road) takes many materials for recycling; check materials accepted through Metro Recycling or call Far West Fibers directly at 503-200-5411. Download a printable list of recycling, reuse, and waste prevention links below.
Block foam, aka Styrofoam™, and very clean foam food containers can now be recycled at Far West Fibers in Beaverton and SE Portland. Learn more at www.farwestfibers.com or call Far West Fibers at 503-643-9944. As there are now more convenient locations to recycle foam, the City will no longer host a winter block foam recycling event.
What Happens After Your Recyclables Leave the Curb?
Have you ever wondered what happens to the paper, cans, glass and other material you put in your recycling containers? To find out, take a look at this short video presented by Metro.
Hazardous and Bulky Waste Disposal
Hazardous waste, including computers and other e-waste, should not be disposed of in your trash. Click here for information on where to take hazardous waste. To safely dispose of e-waste, up to seven computers, monitors, laptops and televisions can be recycled for free through Oregon E-Cycles.
Information about disposing of or recycling bulky waste, such as appliances, large plastic items, unusable furniture, and more, can be found here.
Recycling is great, but reducing your waste in the first place is an even better way to put the lid on your trash and conserve resources. Read on to find waste prevention, recycling, and reuse options. Find Holiday Waste Prevention and Recycling Tips here!