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
See our Recycling Guide (PDF).
What’s Bad For The Bin?
What Goes in Your Recycling Bin?
- Scrap Paper, Envelopes, Wrapping Paper, Paper Egg Cartons
- Flattened Cardboard
- Plastic Bottles
- Metal Cans, Aluminum Foil, Aerosol Cans
- Milk & Drink Cartons
Keep Out Of Recycling
- Dirty Takeout Boxes
- Plastic Shopping Bags
- Plastic Shell Containers
- Coffee Cups
- Hazardous Waste (Motor Oil, Pesticide, etc.), Paint Cans, Batteries
What Goes In The Compost Bin?
Fruits and veggies
Grains. Bread, pasta, rice
leftovers, spoiled food
Coffee and Tea
Grounds, tea leaves, paper
filters, paper tea bags
leaves, flowers, straw
How to Compost at Home
Yard Waste Bin
- Twigs & Small Branches
- Grass Clippings
- Weeds, Flowers, House Plants
At-Home Compost Bin
These materials are not accepted in your yard waste bin but can be composted at home with the materials from your yard waste bin
- Food Scraps & Coffee/Tea Filters
- Shredded Paper
- Sawdust & Wood Chips
Put Extra Yard Debris in One of These
- 32-gallon cans with handles + lids (60lb limit)
- Kraft paper yard bags
- Bundle Extra Branches
Keep Out of Yard Waste Bin
- Food Scraps & Coffee/Tea Filters
- Pet Waste/Litter
- Plastic Bags
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Items That Require Special Disposal
- Paint & Paint Thinners
- Furniture Polishes
- Household Batteries
- Pool or Spa Chemicals
- Lighter Fluid
- Unwanted/Expired Medicines
- Medical Waste (includes needles)
- Auto Fluids (brake fluid, windshield, transmission, anti-freeze)
- Cleaners & Degreasers
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.
Enforcement is phased based on businesses’ estimated volume of food scraps.
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 4 full 60-gallon compost roll carts.
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 2 full 60-gallon compost roll carts.
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 email WM Customer Service or call (800) 808-5901.
Green Business Resources
Order free food scrap containers, signs, and training.
- Free on-site consultation to help you start a food scraps collection program.
- Free staff training.
- Free indoor collection containers, posters, and stickers.