Residential Recycling Service and Garbage Collection in Eugene
With our curbside collection services, both you and the environment will breathe a little easier! We’ll stop by your home every week to pick up your trash and recycling. Simply select a roll cart size – 35-, 65- or 95-gallon – and give us a call.
If you live in Eugene, we’ll also stop by and empty your 65-gallon yard debris roll cart every other week. If you live outside the city limits, call us to set up a service schedule—or to learn more about our rates. Our trash, recycling and yard debris service rates and availability vary depending on whether you’re a city, county or rural resident, so call us for a quick quote! (541) 607-2042, or email here.
Once we’ve dropped off your carts, consult the pickup schedules. Then, place your collection containers at the curb before 6:00 am on your scheduled pickup day and make sure that they are:
– Approximately 10 feet away from vehicles
– No more than 3 feet from the curb or street
– Approximately 5 feet from other objects (mail boxes, poles, other roll carts, etc.)
– Oriented with the handle and wheels facing away from the street
NO CAN DO
Please do not include:
– Hot ashes
– Hazardous wastes and liquids (motor oil, paint, solvents, etc.)
– Concrete, dirt, sod or rocks over 150 pounds
– Large tree limbs or trimmings that prevent the cart lid from closing (put the trimmings and properly sized limbs in your yard debris cart!)
– Furniture, appliances, or other large items
Download our Cart Placement and Yard Debris information sheet here.
Why recycle? You know the four R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Repair, and Recycle) – now let’s talk about the three E’s: Energy, Economy, and Environment. Recycling saves energy because the manufacturer doesn’t have to produce something new from raw natural resources. When energy consumption goes down, production costs go down. Savings are passed on to the consumer, and when recycled products are purchased, a demand for more recycled goods is promoted. This improves the economy. Waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment, including the land, air, and water. Recycling reduces the need for more landfills, where harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released into the air and land. By recycling, you are actively improving the planet’s overall health by helping keep the air, water, and land clean.
We’ll collect your recycling on the same day as your garbage pickup and thanks to our innovative co-mingling service, recycling is even easier for you and better for the environment! Learn how to prepare your glass, cans, paper, etc. You can even use a roll cart for your recycling if you choose.
If it grows in your yard…it goes in our cart! If you can eat it…it goes in the Yard Debris cart! Every other week, we’ll haul your yard debris and food waste—lawn clippings, leaves, pine needles, brush, tree limbs, plant trimmings, plate scrapings, meat, bones, dairy products, baked goods, or kitchen trimmings—to a local facility and turn it into compost! The yard debris & food waste pickup day will be the same as your regular garbage collection.
All items in the yard debris & food waste cart must not exceed 4 inches in diameter or three feet in length. The cart must weigh less than 120 pounds and the lid must be closed when full.
NO CAN DO
Please do not include:
- pet waste
- ashes, loose dirt, sod, gravel, rocks, or bricks
- liquids (motor oil, paint, solvents)
- logs, trees or trimmings that prevent cart lid from closing
- lumber, stumps, root wads, or poisonous vegetation
- plastic bags, metal, rubber objects or garbage
- paper products, compostable serviceware such as: plates, cups, bowls, forks, spoons, etc.
Call (541) 607-2042 for info about disposing of your appliances, auto batteries, tires and metal auto parts. Call the Household Hazardous Waste Program at (541) 682-4120 for ways to dispose of gasoline, oil/gas mixtures, liquid paint, etc or click here for more info. Download our Cart Placement and Yard Debris & Food Waste information sheet here.
Wondering what to do with the extra stuff you no longer need? Pass on your reusables! Check out our Reduce and Reuse Resources on our Recycling page.
Roll Cart Placement
We appreciate your business! To allow our automated trucks sufficient access to collect your carts on service day, please place your carts for collection according to the following:
- Place carts at curb no earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the evening prior to your service day.
- Place cart 3 feet away from other roll carts, recycle bins & mailboxes as shown above
- Place cart 10 feet away from parked cars, trees, utility poles & basketball hoops
- Carts must be no more than 3 feet from curb or street
- The handle and wheels of the cart must face away from the street
Please note: Based on the City of Eugene rule, empty carts must be removed by midnight on day of collection.
Cart Placement Options
Below are three different options for placing your carts and bin in front of your house on your service day:
If you have a level grass strip between the street and sidewalk, place your carts and red glass recycle bin on the strip.
If the sidewalk is next to the street, place your carts in the street with the wheels against the curb. Place your red glass recycle bin against the curb also.
If placing your carts in the street will block a bike lane, you can place your carts and red glass recycle bin in the apron of your driveway.
Also please remember:
- DO NOT block bike paths with carts or recycle bins
- Make sure all carts are placed on a level surface for pickup
- Remove all carts and bin from the curb by midnight on your service day.
Download Our Cart Placement and Yard Debris & Food Waste information sheet here.
If you have selected to have service every other week, you will be assigned to either the Blue or Green schedule.
Apex Holiday Schedule Information
Rule of Thumb – if your pickup day falls on or after one of these holidays; your pickup will be one day later that week, ending with Friday’s pickup being done on Saturday. If a holiday falls on a weekend, service the week following will be on a normal schedule. Make sure your carts are placed out for pickup by 6:00 AM or the night before.
Please check the following list for specific information on the upcoming holidays:
New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Only Tuesday through Friday pickups will be one day late this week. If your scheduled pick up is Friday, January 4th, your pick up will be done on Saturday, January 5th.
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019. All pickups will be one day late this week. If your scheduled pick up is Friday, May 31st, your pick up will be done on Saturday, June 1st.
4th of July: Thursday, July 4, 2019. Only Thursday and Friday pickups will be one day late this week. If your scheduled pick up is Friday, July 5th, your pick up will be done on Saturday, July 6th.
Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019. All pickups will be one day late this week. If your scheduled pick up is Friday, September 6th, your pick up will be done on Saturday, September 7th.
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28, 2019. Only Thursday and Friday pickups will be one day late this week. If your scheduled pick up is Friday, November 29th, your pick up will be done on Saturday, November 30th.
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Only Wednesday through Friday pickups will be one day late this week. If your scheduled pick up is Friday, December 27th, your pick up will be done on Saturday, December 28th.