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Quick links: Baker
Benton
Clatsop
Columbia
Coos
Crook
Curry
Deschutes
Douglas
Gilliam
Grant
Harney
Hood River
Jackson
Jefferson
Josephine
Klamath
Lake
Lane
Lincoln
Linn
Malheur
Marion
Metro
Milton-Freewater
Morrow
Polk
Sherman
Tillamook
Umatilla
Union
Wallowa
Wasco
Wheeler
Yamhill

A "wasteshed" is defined in Oregon law as being an area of the state that shares a common solid waste disposal system, or an appropriate area in which to develop a common recycling system. For the most part, individual Oregon counties are designated as wastesheds. The two exceptions are that:

  • The greater Portland tri-county area, consisting of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, is designated as the Metro wasteshed.
  • Milton-Freewater, a city within Umatilla County, is designated as a separate wasteshed.

Recycling goals are set in Oregon law for each separate wasteshed, and each county is generally responsible for compiling information on city and county recycling programs within the wasteshed and submitting that information to the Department of Environmental Quality.

For more detailed information regarding the calculation of the rates:

Wasteshed rates and contact information for the survey periods of 2014 and 2015

Baker
2015 rate: 28.6%
2014 rate: 30.4%

Contact: Mark Bennett
541-523-8200
Baker County Commissioners

Benton
2015 rate: 41.2%
2014 rate: 43.3%

Contact: Gordon Brown
541-766-6841
Benton County Environmental Health Division

Clatsop
2015 rate: 39.5%
2014 rate: 37.8%

Contact: Michael McNickle
503-325-1000
Clatsop County Board of Commissioners

Columbia
2015 rate: 31.1%
2014 rate: 28.6%

Contact: Kathleen Boutin-Pasterz
503-397-7259
Columbia County Land Development Service

Coos
2015 rate: 22.7%
2014 rate: 38.3%

Contact: Cheryl Westgaard
541-396-7310
Coos County Solid Waste Dept

Crook
2015 rate: 20.5%
2014 rate: 26.1%

Contact: Mike McCabe
541-447-6555
Crook County Commission

Curry
2015 rate: 21.5%
2014 rate: 26.6%

Contact: David Smith
541-247-3296
Curry County

Deschutes
2015 rate: 42.7%
2014 rate: 41.8%

Contact: Timm Schimke
541-317-3163
Deschutes County Solid Waste Dept.

Douglas
2015 rate: 34.4%
2014 rate: 38.8%

Contact: David Bebak
541-440-4255
Douglas County Public Works

Gilliam
2015 rate: 35.3%
2014 rate: 17.6%

Contact: Michael Colby
541-384-2381
Gilliam County Planning Dept

Grant
2015 rate: 21.8%
2014 rate: 18.4%

Contact: Scott W. Myers
541-575-0059
Grant County Court

Harney
2015 rate: 23.2%
2014 rate: 27.6%

Contact: Steve Grasty
541-573-6356
Harney County Court

Hood River
2015 rate: 35.5%
2014 rate: 34.1%

Contact: Mike Matthews
541-387-7129
Hood River County Health Dept.

Jackson
2015 rate: 43.3%
2014 rate: 46.9%

Contact: Contracia Carrier
541-774-6007
Jackson County

Jefferson
2015 rate: 24.3%
2014 rate: 33.2%

Contact: Mike McHaney
541-475-4459
Jefferson County Public Works Dept.

Josephine
2015 rate: 40.5%
2014 rate: 46.3%

Contact: Brad Carlson
541-474-5338
Josephine County Public Health Dept.

Klamath
2015 rate: 22.4%
2014 rate: 30.9%

Contact: Tom Crist
541-883-5121
Klamath County Solid Waste Management

Lake
2015 rate: 12.4%
2014 rate: 16.7%

Contact: Rick DuMilieu
541-947-6048
Lake County Road Dept.

Lane
2015 rate: 56.4%
2014 rate: 59.1%

Contact: Sarah Grimm
541-682-4339
Lane County Waste Management Division

Lincoln
2015 rate: 32.8%
2014 rate: 34.1%

Contact: Mark Saelens
541-265-4171
Lincoln County Solid Waste District

Linn
2015 rate: 45.3%
2014 rate: 48.4%

Contact: Rick Partipilo
541-967-3821 x2372
Linn County Environmental Health Dept.

Malheur
2015 rate: 24.3%
2014 rate: 24.7%

Contact: Craig Geddes
541-473-5564
Malheur County Environmental Health

Marion
2015 rate: 58.0%
2014 rate: 59.8%

Contact: Brian May
503-365-3147
Marion County Environmental Services

Metro (Portland Tri-County Area)
2015 rate: 60.4%
2014 rate: 59.6%

Contact: Matt Korot
503-797-1647
Metro Solid Waste and Recycling Dept.

Milton-Freewater
2015 rate: 40.1%
2014 rate: 39.0%

Contact: David Bradshaw
541-938-8272
Milton-Freewater Public Works Dept.

Morrow
2015 rate: 23.1%
2014 rate: 22.9%

Contact: Burke O’Brien
541-989-9500
Morrow County Public Works Dept.

Polk
2015 rate: 47.3%
2014 rate: 48.0%

Contact: Jim Solvedt
503-623-9237
Polk County

Sherman
2015 rate: 21.9%
2014 rate: 21.9%

Contact: Gary Thompson
541-565-3416
Sherman County Commissioners

Tillamook
2015 rate: 32.7%
2014 rate: 33.6%

Contact: David McCall
503-815-3975
Tillamook County Public Works

Umatilla
2015 rate: 29.4%
2014 rate: 28.1%

Contact: Gina Miller
541-278-6300
Umatilla County Board of Commissioners

Union
2015 rate: 30.9%
2014 rate: 31.2%

Contact: Scott Hartell
541-963-1014
Union County Planning Dept.

Wallowa
2015 rate: 22.4%
2014 rate: 26.6%

Contact: Ed Gomes
541-426-3332
Wallowa County Public Works Dept.

Wasco
2015 rate: 34.1%
2014 rate: 34.0%

Contact: David Skakel
541-506-2636
Wasco/Sherman Public Health Dept.

Wheeler
2015 rate: 16.8%
2014 rate: 7.3%

Contact: Lynn Morley
541-763-3460
Wheeler County Court

Yamhill
2015 rate: 40.9%
2014 rate: 43.1%

Contact: Sherrie Mathison

 

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