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.

Recycling & Waste Programs

WASTE LESS & RECYCLE RIGHT

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

YARD WASTE & COMPOSTING

Did you know? By composting food scarps, we lower our carbon footprint and help keep 28% of materials out of landfills. Learn more about how to start 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.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

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.

BUSINESS FOOD SCRAP PROGRAM

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. For guidelines on this requirement, refer to the City of Portland’s Food Scrap Program.

Getting Started

Four green compost roll carts are shown under a calendar with the date March 2023. Next to it are 2 compost roll carts with a Sept 2023 date. Finally, one compost roll cart is shown under Sept 2024.

Enforcement dates

Enforcement is phased based on businesses’ estimated volume of food scraps.

March 2023: Businesses that produce over 1000 pounds of food waste or more per week are required to compost by March 31, 2023. 1000 pounds is about four full 60-gallon compost roll carts.

September 2023: Businesses that produce over 500 pounds of food waste or more per week are required to compost by September 30, 2023. 500 pounds is about two full 60-gallon compost roll carts.

September 2024: Businesses that produce 250 pounds of food waste or more per week are required to compost by September 30, 2024. 250 pounds is about one full 60-gallon compost roll cart.

Set up compost service with your hauler.

There is no extra fee for Wood Village businesses. Compost service is now included with regular garbage service. Contact your hauler to order a compost roll cart for food scraps. To sign up for compost collection or if you would like additional information, please contact WM Customer Service at pnwcmservices@wm.com or call 800-808-5901.

Order free food scrap containers, signs and training.

Contact our Green Business staff at 503-618-2206 or at GreenBiz@GreshamOregon.gov to place your order. The City will provide:

    • Free on-site consultation to help you start a food scraps collection program.
    • Free staff training.
    • Free indoor collection containers, posters and stickers.

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SPECIAL RECYCLING & WASTE PROGRAMS

Electronic Recycling Program

Old electronics cluttering up your house? Dumping electronics in regular garbage and recycling collections is banned in Oregon. Use the DEQ E-Cycle Tool to find a free electronic recycler near you.

Annual Leaf Drop Program

The Annual Leaf Drop off is open from the end of October until December 31 each year at the Donald L Robertson City Park. Leaves and small branches/twigs are allowed at the drop off.  No branches larger than 3 inches in diameter, stumps, or other yard debris are allowed.  The drop off area is in the east park parking lot, near the playground (see photo below).  Please call City Hall at 503-667-6211 with questions.

Holiday Recycling & Garbage Collection

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)

String Light Recycling

Did you know you can recycle your old or broken holiday string lights? While you can’t throw them in with your regular recycling service, there are plenty of recycling haulers nearby that accept them.

Find a Recycler

You can even mail-in your string lights and receive discounts on your next lighting purchase from certain companies like Holiday LEDs and Christmas Light Source.