Recycling & Waste

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Trash and Recycling Changes

Temporary Changes to Trash and Recycling Service Due to COVID-19

To help protect the health of their frontline workers, Republic Services has asked us to comply with the following trash collection changes:

  • All trash must be bagged and the bags tied at the top. No loose trash can be dumped into carts.
  • No bulky waste pickup. Everything must be contained within a cart (this can be automatically lifted into a truck without human assistance).
  • Please give your driver space and avoid contact when they are servicing your property.
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2020 Shred Day - CANCELED

Community Shred Day will be scheduled at a later date.


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Plastics Reduction Resources

Looking for Ways to Reduce Single Use Plastics in Lake Oswego?

Here are few suggestions on reducing your own plastics usage.

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Lake Oswego offers “comingled” recycling, meaning that everything that can be recycled goes into the same container, with the exception of glass. It is very important that trash not end up in the recycling as it will contaminate the entire load. Remember: when in doubt, leave it out.

What can (and can not) go into my recycling cart?

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Residential Organics Collection

Hello Lake Oswego! Welcome to our LOComposts information portal! Everything you need to know about composting in our City is located here.

Lake Oswego is proud to offer curbside composting to its residents... and now you can add food waste to your yard debris bin! 

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Contact Information

To Start Service, Request Carts, etc:

Please call Republic Services at 503-636-3011

General Questions about Recycling and Composting:

Jenny Slepian, Sustainability and Management Analyst



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