Our Mission:

Enhancing Our Environment through Recycling & Composting

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

OPERATIONS

 

COMPOST & YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING

                       

RECYCLING

 

SPECIAL WASTE & OTHER SERVICES

 

              


         

OPERATIONS

 

Where are you located?

Deschutes Recycling is located at Knott Landfill at 61050 SE 27th Street in Bend.  Once you enter the landfill, follow the signs to Recycling and Organics. <back>

What are your hours of operation?

Deschutes Recycling is open Monday - Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  We are closed for holidays; New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. <back>

 

What other depot locations are there to take my recycling?

 

Alfalfa Transfer Station
Walker Road between Dodds and Alfalfa Market Road

 

Negus Transfer & Recycle Station
East of Canal Blvd. on Negus Way in Redmond

 

Northwest Transfer & Recycle Station
Between Tumalo & Sisters on Fryrear Road

 

Sisters Recycle Center
328 W. Sisters Park Drive

 

Southwest Transfer Station
Off Hwy. 97 between Sunriver & LaPine

 

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What about the free disposal events at the Landfill?

Click on the Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste and go to their events section for a list of dates or contact 541-317-3163.<back>


 

COMPOST & YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING

 

Do you sell compost?

Yes, our SoilBuilder®, BioFine® and ReGrow® compost is locally produced from yard debris waste right here in Central Oregon. In addition, our ReGrow® compast contains 50% food based compost which enhances most nutrients, especially nitrogen. We independently test our product every three months by a US Composting Council approved lab to ensure quality and reliability.  Click onto the DR Compost Brochure for more information on products and services.<back>

 

 

Do you have compost spreaders?

Yes, we rent Compost Walk-Behind Spreaders.  Click onto the DR Compost Brochure for rental rates.<back>

What other products do you offer for my gardening and landscaping projects?

Click onto the DR Compost Brochure for more information on other products and services.<back>

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver anywhere in Central Oregon, Monday - Friday.  Contact Deschutes Recycling at 541-388-1910 for information on delivery rates in your area.<back>

Can I recycle yard debris?

Yes, yard debris, clean wood waste, stumps and sod can all be recycled.  No rocks, dirt garbage or plastic bags.  We do not accept concrete or rocks.  County ordinance requires all loads be covered.<back>

 


 

RECYCLING

 

What Recycling Materials can I recycle for free?

Download the DR Recycling Guide which lists acceptable items for recycling?<back>

What items have a fee to recycle?

 

Download the DR Recycling Guide which lists items that can be recycled for free and which items require a recycling processing fee.<back>

Can I recycle Styrofoam?

No, Styrofoam is not recyclable locally and must be disposed of in your trash.<back>

Can I recycle plastic grocery bags?

Although plastic grocery bags are recyclable, they cannot go into the commingle stream and are not accepted at Deschutes Recycling.  Plastic grocery bags can be recycled at participating grocery stores. If put in the recycling cart, grocery bags and other plastics such as saran wrap, garbage bags and plastic film cannot be separated out and will contaminate the other commingle material.<back>

 

Do you accept BBQ’s?

Yes we accept BBQ’s at no charge.  Propane tanks must be recycled separately. <back>

Do you accept Lawn Mowers

Yes, we accept lawn mowers at no charge.  All fluids must be removed. <back>

Do you accept Water Heaters?

 

Yes, all water must be emptied.  Click on the DR Recycling Guide processing fees.<back>

Can I recycle paint?

Yes, for residential only, paint can be recycled for free - up to 10 containers.  Commercial businesses need to contact the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Knott Landfill at 541-317-3163.<back>

Do you accept used motor oil?

Yes, used motor oil can be recycled at no charge.<back>

Do you accept scrap metal?

 

Yes, scrap metal can be recycled at no charge.  Scrap metal must be free of any wood, concrete or debris.<back>

Do you accept Barb Wire or Chain Link?

Yes, we accept all forms of metal fence materials at no charge.  No concrete attached.<back>

Do you accept work out equipment?

Yes, you can recycle work out equipment at no charge.  Fabric seating must be removed.<back>


 

SPECIAL WASTE & OTHER SERVICES

 

Do you take E-Waste?

Yes.  Residents can bring up to seven of the following items for recycling at no charge: computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions.  All other computer peripherals, electronic items and appliances can be recycled for a fee.  Download the DR Recycling Guide form for a list of items that can be recycled for free and which ones require a recycling processing fee.<back>

 

When can I bring my E-Waste in?

E-waste can be brought in anytime during normal hours of operation at Deschutes Recycling which is Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed holidays.<back>

How do I dispose of hazardous waste?

Click on the Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste or the State of Oregon Department of Equality (DEQ) for information on how to dispose of these materials and what is acceptable and not acceptable.<back>

Do you offer paper shredding/ document destruction?

Yes, you can bring your documents to Deschutes Recycling during normal operating hours, Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and dispose of your documents in a secured locking roll cart.  The carts are stored in a secured, locked building and SecureShred will come and shred the materials directly from the cart into the shredding truck.

 

If you would like to schedule SecureShred to come to your home or business and shred your materials right on site, contact 541-382-2263 to schedule an appointment.<back>

 

How can I dispose of medical waste?

 

Central Oregon Environmental Services, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, has specially trained personnel for the collection and disposal of medical waste items used in your home or medical office.  These materials are disposed of safely and in accordance with state law.

 

For more information, go to bendgarbage.com or contact 541-382-2263.<back>