The City works in partnership with Clackamas County and Republic Services of Lake Oswego (formerly Allied Waste) to provide recycling and waste prevention resources for Lake Oswego businesses. As part of the Metro region Recycle at Work program, Clackamas County staff provide free technical assistance, waste audits, signage, internal collection bins, and more to help your business reduce waste. Contact Recycle at Work at 503-557-6363 to learn more or download the Business Recycling flyer. Contact Republic Services at 503-636-3011.
Showcase your business and be recognized for your company's sustainable practices. The Business Recycling Awards Group (BRAG) recognizes those businesses throughout Clackamas County doing an outstanding job of recycling, preventing waste, purchasing recycled-content products, and promoting sustainability. Learn more and apply for a BRAG award by contacting the Clackamas County Office of Sustainability at 503-557-6363.
Commercial Organics Collection / Composting
Lake Oswego businesses are now able to participate in Republic Services' commercial organics collection program. If you operate a restaurant or grocery store, or have a large food service component to your business, such as a retirement community, the commercial organics collection program may save you money! Visit the WE COMPOST Program website to learn more. Additionally, you will be diverting food waste from landfill to a higher and better use – rich, organic compost used by farmers, vintners, and gardeners throughout the Willamette Valley. Learn more about rates by contacting Republic Services at 503-636-3011.
Business Recycling Requirements
Since November 2009, Lake Oswego businesses are required to recycle all types of paper and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass as part of the regional Business Recycling Requirement program. The Business Recycling Requirement program is a regional effort to increase the collection of easily recyclable materials.
For more information, including free resources and an employee recycling guide, see the Business Recycling flyer or contact Recycle at Work at 503-557-6363. See Lake Oswego Code, Chapter 60, and Metro's web page for background information.