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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.

Below are the wasteshed rates and contact information for the survey periods of 2011 and 2012.

For more detailed information regarding the calculation of the rates:

  • Baker
    2012 rate: 25.3%
    2011 rate: 24.4%
    Contact: Fred Warner Jr.
    541-523-8200
    Baker County Commissioners
  • Benton
    2012 rate: 47.4%
    2011 rate: 44.3%
    Contact: Gordon Brown
    541-766-6841
    Benton County Environmental Health Division
  • Clatsop
    2012 rate: 40.0%
    2011 rate: 38.7%
    Contact: Maureen Sheffield-Taylor
    503-325-1000
    Clatsop County Board of Commissioners
  • Columbia
    2012 rate: 37.7%
    2011 rate: 35.4%
    Contact: Todd Dugdale
    503-397-7213
    Columbia County Land Development Service
  • Coos
    2012 rate: 43.7%
    2011 rate: 47.7%
    Contact: Cheryl Westgaard
    541-396-7310
    Coos County Solid Waste Dept
  • Crook
    2012 rate: 34.6%
    2011 rate: 31.5%
    Contact: Mike McCabe
    541-447-6555
    Crook County Commission
  • Curry
    2012 rate: 25.3%
    2011 rate: 27.2%
    Contact: David Itzen
    541-247-3296
    Curry County
  • Deschutes
    2012 rate: 44.8%
    2011 rate: 45.3%
    Contact: Timm Schimke
    541-317-3163
    Deschutes County Solid Waste Dept
  • Douglas
    2012 rate: 46.9%
    2011 rate: 48.9%
    Contact: Tom Manton
    541-440-4255
    Douglas County Public Works
  • Gilliam
    2012 rate: 44.8%
    2011 rate: 18.0%
    Contact: Susie Anderson
    541-384-2381
    Gilliam County Planning Dept
  • Grant
    2012 rate: 21.6%
    2011 rate: 25.0%
    Contact: Mark R. Webb
    541-575-0059
    Grant County Court
  • Harney
    2012 rate: 28.5%
    2011 rate: 31.1%
    Contact: Steve Grasty
    541-573-6356
    Harney County Court
  • Hood River
    2012 rate: 37.5%
    2011 rate: 40.5%
    Contact: Mike Matthews
    541-387-7129
    Hood River County Health Dept
  • Jackson
    2012 rate: 49.3%
    2011 rate: 47.6%
    Contact: Contracia Adams
    541-774-6007
    Jackson County
  • Jefferson
    2012 rate: 44.9%
    2011 rate: 47.2%
    Contact: Mike McHaney
    541-475-4459
    Jefferson County Public Works Dept
  • Josephine
    2012 rate: 49.9%
    2011 rate: 55.0%
    Contact: Brad Carlson
    541-474-5338
    Josephine County Public Health Dept
  • Klamath
    2012 rate: 34.2%
    2011 rate: 28.1%
    Contact: Tom Crist
    541-883-5121
    Klamath County Solid Waste Management
  • Lake
    2012 rate: 26.9%
    2011 rate: 28.5%
    Contact: Rick DuMilieu
    541-947-6048
    Lake County Road Dept
  • Lane
    2012 rate: 61.2%
    2011 rate: 61.5%
    Contact: Sarah Grimm
    541-682-4339
    Lane County Waste Management Division
  • Lincoln
    2012 rate: 38.0%
    2011 rate: 34.4%
    Contact: Mark Saelens
    541-265-4171
    Lincoln County Solid Waste District
  • Linn
    2012 rate: 51.1%
    2011 rate: 55.2%
    Contact: Rick Partipilo
    541-967-3821 x2372
    Linn County Environmental Health Dept
  • Malheur
    2012 rate: 27.4%
    2011 rate: 20.8%
    Contact: Craig Geddes
    541-473-5564
    Malheur County Environmental Health
  • Marion
    2012 rate: 60.4%
    2011 rate: 60.8%
    Contact: Jeff Bickford
    503-588-5169 x5992
    Marion County Environmental Services
  • Metro
    (Portland Tri-County Area)
    2012 rate: 62.2%
    2011 rate: 59.3%
    Contact: Matt Korot
    503-797-1647
    Metro Solid Waste and Recycling Dept
  • Milton-Freewater
    2012 rate: 27.7%
    2011 rate: 38.9%
    Contact: David Bradshaw
    541-938-8272
    Milton-Freewater Public Works Dept
  • Morrow
    2012 rate: 27.2%
    2011 rate: 25.2%
    Contact: Burke O’Brien
    541-989-9500
    Morrow County Public Works Dept
  • Polk
    2012 rate: 46.2%
    2011 rate: 49.7%
    Contact: Jim Solvedt
    503-623-9237
    Polk County
  • Sherman
    2012 rate: 24.3%
    2011 rate: 19.9%
    Contact: Steve Burnet
    541-565-3416
    Sherman County Commissioners
  • Tillamook
    2012 rate: 35.0%
    2011 rate: 39.7%
    Contact: David McCall
    503-815-3975
    Tillamook County Public Works
  • Umatilla
    2012 rate: 31.7%
    2011 rate: 29.2%
    Contact: Gina Miller
    541-278-6300
    Umatilla County Board of Commissioners
  • Union
    2012 rate: 36.8%
    2011 rate: 36.7%
    Contact: Hanley Jenkins II
    541-963-1014
    Union County Planning Dept
  • Wallowa
    2012 rate: 22.7%
    2011 rate: 23.5%
    Contact: Russ McMartin
    541-426-3332
    Wallowa County Public Works Dept
  • Wasco
    2012 rate: 33.8%
    2011 rate: 37.2%
    Contact: David Skakel
    541-506-2636
    Wasco/Sherman Public Health Dept
  • Wheeler
    2012 rate: 8.8%
    2011 rate: 12.9%
    Contact: Jeanne Burch
    541-763-3460
    Wheeler County Court
  • Yamhill
    2012 rate: 42.8%
    2011 rate: 46.2%
    Contact: Sherrie Mathison
    503-434-7445
    Yamhill County Solid Waste

 

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