Recycling page

West Slope Garbage Service offers three main forms of recycling: Co-Mingled Recycling (blue cart), Glass Recycling (red bin), and Yard Debris (green cart). All recycle bins need to be placed curbside on your pick-up day.

For some helpful tips, you can view recycling prep information online:
Waste Prevention & Recycling Guide

Or for instructions on hazardous household waste disposal preparation (prepared by homeowner), click this link.

Co-Mingled Recycling   Glass Recycling
  Yard Debris Recycling

You can mix different types of recycling in your blue bin.
The co-mingled cart can hold: Paper products, plastic bottles and tubs, tin and metal cans.

For more recycling rules and information, you can view yard debris and recycling prep brochures online.

Below are the most commonly misplaced items in the co-mingle cart:

 Styrofoam - All styrofoam materials INCLUDING egg cartons and packing material.
See examples

 Clam Shell plastic - Includes food containers, party platters. Only bottles and tubs can be recycled.
See examples

 Waxed Cardboard - Waxed boxes, milk cartons, and dog food bags are not recyclable. Please place these items in your trash bin.

Glass - NO glass in the co-mingling bin. Glass must be kept separate from all other recyclable materials.  See example

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled in your red bin. Do not place the glass items in a bag.

All glass should be loose inside your red bin. Please remember that no broken glass or drinking glasses are recyclable.

Example of improperly prepared glass recycling.

All customers have the opportunity to recycle yard debris. Please only place yard trimmings out of your yard -such as grass, leaves and twigs- in the receptacle. No garbage, glass or plastic can be placed in the green bin.

If you wish to recycle extra yard debris, we can pick up those extras for a fee. Please use a 32 gallon garbage can or Kraft bag to dispose of extras. No plastic bags.

The limit in your 60 gallon yard debris cart is 120 lbs. If your cart is too heavy, and can not be lifted with the truck’s mechanical arm, then it will be left for the customer to unload to the legal weight.

West Slope Garbage Service    •   PO Box 25698   •    Portland, OR 97298    •   (503) 292-8173