Beaverton Oregon Recycling Policy

Beaverton Oregon Recycling Center 

Information on All Recycling Centers in Beaverton Oregon can be found HERE!! 

 

Recycling Policy 

Beaverton Oregon has a ton of items that they can be put in your curbside recycling bin! I have included a list of the items that are and aren't allowed in your curb side recycling bin. The Beaverton Oregan website has a ton of information on what to recycle correctly and how to reduce your overall waste. Make sure that you clean all of your items before placing them into the recycling bin. Beaverton, like many other cities and towns around the United States, DOES NOT ACCEPT PLASTIC BAGS. Make sure you are placing your recyclables into the bin or into a paper bag that will go into the bin, unless specified otherwise. 

Do Add to the Recycling Bin:

PAPER
Newspaper
Cardboard (flattened)
Magazines and junk mail
Paper bags
Milk, juice and soup cartons (rinsed)
Shredded paper (in a paper bag)
PLASTIC
Bottles, tubs, jugs and jars
Nursery pots (larger than four inches)
Buckets (five gallons or less)
- Empty and rinse
- Six ounces or larger in size
Ignore number on containers; they indicate plastic resin type, not recyclability
METAL
Aluminum, tin and steel food cans
Metal paint cans
Aerosol cans and aluminum foil
Scrap metal (smaller than 30 inches and less than 30 pounds)
- Empty and rinse
- Do not flatten cans
- Can tops are OK if crimped inside can

More information here: 

Do Not Add to the Recycling Bin:

Blister packs
Plastic utensils
Brewed coffee containers
Plastic bags
More not acceptable items

For more information please take a look on their main website: https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/603/What-is-Recyclable

Compost Policy

Luckily, Beaverton Oregan is very compost friendly and advises their residents to set up a compost in their backyard. As of October of 2017, residents who have yard debris collection service can add food scraps to their yard debris roll cart - now called a composting roll cart. Composting food scraps with yard debris creates nutrient-rich fertilizer and reduces our impact on the environment. 

The website also advices how many businesses and start a composting bin, especially for restaurants and school cafeterias. For more information, please check out the links below. 

Home Composting System

Work Composting System

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