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Recycling

The City of Oregon operates a curbside recycling program in conjunction with garbage collection. Recycling occurs every other week and all recyclables should be placed only in the City of Oregon 64-gallon rolling container provided to each residence.  To ensure pick-up please have your container at the curb or along the pavement (within 6 feet of the edge of the pavement) before 7:00 a.m. the day of your collections or no earlier than 8:00 p.m. the night before collection day. 

There is no limit on the amount of recyclables that you may put out each week. An additional 64-gallon recycling cart is available from the City of Oregon for $40.00 for use by residents.  Call the Water Billing Department at (419) 698-7039 or order in person at 5330 Seaman Road in the Water Billing Department. A list of recyclable materials and a complete set of rules and regulations (Solid Waste Collection Rules and Regulations booklet) are also available in the Water Department. Please place your cart at the curbside with your trash.  If you decide you do not want the 64-gallon cart, please contact the Division of Streets at (419) 698-7016 and we will arrange for your cart to be picked up.

The City is divided into two zones for pick up.  Zone A includes all residents east of Coy Road, including east side of Coy Road.  Zone B includes all residents west of Coy Road, including the west side of Coy Road. 

The following materials are the only items that will be accepted in our curbside recycling program:

Plastics

  • #1-6 soft plastic bottles or jars and other plastic containers such as:
    • Soda bottles
    • Salad dressing bottles
    • Milk/water jugs
    • Laundry/cleaning products containers; shampoo bottles

Glass (All Colors)

  • Juice, pop & soda bottles
  • Water bottles 
  • Beer & wine bottles
  • Food jars

Metal

  • Tin food cans
  • Aluminum & steel beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil and pie pans
  • Aerosol spray cans

Paper (Newspaper, Junk Mail & Magazines

  • All newspapers, including color and glossy inserts and magazines
  • Corrugated cardboard , shoe and food boxes (cereal, etc.)-please remove liners in boxes
  • Drink boxes, milk & juice cartons
  • Junk mail or other paper

Solid Waste Management

In addition to the curbside collection service offered by the City of Oregon, there are expanded recycling opportunities available to Residents of Lucas County. More information is available online at Lucas County Recycling or by contacting them at (419) 213-2230.

The Lucas County Solid Waste Management District offers recycling and collection of specialty, household hazardous, tire, and electronic waste for Lucas County Residents.

There is a Recycling Facility at the Pearson Park Ranger station off Starr Avenue. They will take all paper, including phone books, cans, plastics, glass, metal and cardboard.

 
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