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  • EnviroShred

    Community Shred Day- April 25, 2015

    Twice a year the City sponsors a free community shred day for Lake Oswego residents. Typically held in the spring after tax day and in the fall, community shred day provides secure, on site document destruction. In addition, all shredded material is recycled at the end of the day, making...

  • bike commute

    2015 Challenge: Stay Tuned!

    Can you walk, bike, or take public transit for 100 miles in 2015? Looking for inspiration or motivation to use active transportation options to meet your daily needs? Take the Challenge and enjoy the many rewards of leaving your car at home.

  • Triple Bottom Line diagram

    In March 2014 the City completed a review and update of its Sustainability Action Plan for City Operations (Plan).

  • LED example before and after

    City Retrofits Streetlights with LEDs

    On October 22, 2013, the City Council voted to approve the first phase of the streetlight retrofit project to purchase and install approximately 1,400 LED streetlight fixtures. The first phase comprises about 40% of the streetlight system, since there are roughly 3,680 streetlights...

  • Solar Panels

    Our daily lives are becoming increasingly energy intensive. From the transportation fuels to move people and goods, electricity to power our buildings and manufacturing, natural gas to heat the air and water in our homes, energy embodied in the goods we buy and use to grow the food we eat, and even the electronic consumer goods upon...

  • Allied Waste truck

    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...