Welcome to the Columbia County Recycling homepage.
WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO
REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE
WHERE, WHAT, AND HOW TO RECYCLE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
COMMERCIAL WASTE REDUCTION
SCHOOL RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION
Why is it important to think about the garbage we throw away?
Household and commercial waste has huge economic and environmental impacts on our local
community. Preventing materials from becoming waste saves landfill space, cuts disposal
costs, preserves our natural resources, and protects wildlife habitat. Recycling diverts
items, such as paper, glass, plastic, and metals, from the wastestream. These materials
are collected, sorted, processed and then manufactured, sold, and bought as new products.
Find out more about the recycling process after materials are collected.
Find out more about the uses and market capacities of Oregon recyclables by material type.
Columbia County residents are recycling more than ever before, but we are also creating a lot more trash per capita. Waste reduction, where possible, is the far better choice.
Find out how to recycle in Columbia County
Are there other materials that you would like to see recycled in your community? Would you like to get involved in local waste reduction or recycling efforts? Contact your County Recycling Coordinator at 503-397-1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org