Frequently Asked Questions
- Where are you located?
- What are your hours of operation?
- What other depot locations are there to take my recycling?
- What about the free disposal events at the Landfill?
- Do you sell compost?
- Do you have compost spreaders?
- What other products do you offer for my gardening and landscaping projects?
- Do you deliver?
- Can I recycle yard debris?
- What Recycling Materials can I recycle for free?
- What items have a fee to recycle?
- Can I recycle Styrofoam?
- Can I recycle plastic grocery bags?
- Do you accept BBQ’s?
- Do you accept Lawn Mowers?
- Do you accept Water Heaters?
- Can I recycle paint?
- Do you accept used motor oil?
- What types of scrap metal do you accept at no charge?
- Do you accept Barb Wire or Chain Link?
- Do you accept workout equipment?
- Do you take E-Waste?
- When can I bring my E-Waste in?
- How do I dispose of hazardous waste?
- Do you offer paper shredding/ document destruction?
- How can I dispose of medical waste?
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>
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>
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
COMPOST & YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING
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>
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>
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>
No, Styrofoam is not recyclable locally and must be disposed of in your trash.<back>
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>
Yes we accept BBQ’s at no charge. Propane tanks must be recycled separately. <back>
Yes, we accept lawn mowers at no charge. All fluids must be removed. <back>
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>
Yes, used motor oil can be recycled at no charge.<back>
Yes, scrap metal can be recycled at no charge. Scrap metal must be free of any wood, concrete or debris.<back>
Yes, we accept all forms of metal fence materials at no charge. No concrete attached.<back>
Yes, you can recycle work out equipment at no charge. Fabric seating must be removed.<back>
SPECIAL WASTE & OTHER SERVICES
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>
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>
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>
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.
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.