Garbage & Recycling

The City of Wood Village sets solid waste and recycling collection service rates and standards through a franchise agreement with Waste Management of Oregon. Standard curbside service includes weekly collection of garbage, recyclables and yard debris. Waste Management also offers a range of services, including large item hauling for a fee and clean-up containers and drop boxes. Additional information is available on their website.


Not sure what stuff goes in the recycle bin? When in doubt, find out. Download the In/Out Recycling Poster or visit Recycle or Not for more information.

See our Recycling Guide (PDF)

Contact Metro for easy options to recycle, donate or reuse anything from batteries and packing peanuts to that old dishwasher. Call 503-234-3000 or search Metro’s recycler directory.

What’s bad for the bin?

  1. Tangles. Stuff that tangles and clogs sorting machines; Hoses, cords, clothes
  2. Film.  Plastic wrap and bags. No bagged recyclables
  3. Hazardous material. Batteries, propane tanks, needles, paint.
  4. Yuck. Foods, liquids, diapers and pet waste
  5. Wishful. Clamshells, straws, to-go containers and cups.

Did you know? By composting food scarps, we lower our carbon footprint and help keep 28% of materials out of landfills. Learn more about at-home composting at Metro – Composting or download this How to Compost Guide

What goes in the compost bin?

  1. Fruits & Veggies.
  2. Grains. Bread, pasta, rice.
  3. Eggshells.
  4. Coffee & Tea. Grounds, tea leaves, paper filters, paper tea bags.
  5. Food Scraps. Plate scrapings, leftovers, spoiled food.
  6. Yard Waste. Grass clippings, leaves, flowers, straw.
Controlled Substance Disposal

Find a drop off location near you to dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Do not flush expired or unwanted prescriptions down the toilet.

Medical Waste or Sharps

Information about Metro’s safe storage and disposal and sharps container exchange.


In 2023, food-generating businesses with on-site food preparation or service will be required to separate food scraps from other waste. This regional effort keeps food out of the landfill and turns it into renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertilizer for farms. To see if your business falls under this requirement, click HERE. For guidelines on this requirement, refer to the City of Gresham Food Scrap Program.


Garbage and recycling are collected on all holidays except Christmas and New Year’s Day.

If your collection day falls on or after Christmas or New Year’s Day, collection will be one day later that week with Friday customers being serviced on Saturday.

Tree Recycling

Curbside Waste Management customers may recycle trees in place of regular yard debris set out at no extra charge. Trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half. There will be an extra fee for any additional yard waste collected the same week as your tree. Flocked trees are accepted as extra garbage pickup for an extra fee per six-foot sections. Trees with tinsel or ornaments may not be recycled; remove those items.  Don’t have curbside service, use the Find a Recyler Tool from Metro to find an easy option.

Questions about what Holiday items are and are not Recyclable?  Use this great handout to learn more! (PDF)