Solid Waste and Recycling

Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Josephine County’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is an advisory body with the authority to assist and advise the County Commissioners (the Board) on solid waste management
https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/696/Solid-Waste-Agency
 
Five Great Reasons to Recycle
  • Recycling reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or that is burned or combusted
  • Recycling conserves precious natural resources like wood, water, and minerals
  • Recycling saves energy
  • Recycling reduces emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Recycling can save businesses money due to decreased trash volume
Your local Waste and Recycling Haulers
Southern Oregon Sanitation
541-479-5335
1381 Redwood Ave
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Contact our Recycle Coordinator
 
Republic Services
541-479-3371
1920 NW Washington Blvd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
 
Recycle and Reuse Directory
 
Residential Curbside program
the below list is the approved commingle recyclables list for the local Materials Recovery Facility
  • Plastics milk jugs
  • Newspapers
  • Brown, flattened, corrugated cardboard
  • Metal cans –empty, clean, no lids, no liquid or food residue
  • Used motor oil – 1 gallon containers or smaller, set at the curb near recycle container.
 
Southern Oregon Sanitation Commercial Recycling
541-479-5335
1381 Redwood Ave
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Contact our Recycle Coordinator
Depending on need, Commercial recycling containers are sized from 1 to 6 cubic yards
https://www.sosanitation.com/services/commercial-recycling/
 
Bottle Redemption Centers
Recycle your bottles for cash at the Grants Pass Bottle Redemption Center (1040 Rogue River Highway). Hours and More Information
 
Redwood Recycle Depot
1381 Redwood Ave, Grants Pass OR 97527
Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm
Acceptable Recycle Materials
 
Kerby Recycle Depot
905 Kerby Mainline Rd.
Kerby, OR 97531
Open Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 4pm – Closed Sunday
Acceptable Recycle Materials
 
Republic Services Recycle Center
1920 NW Washington Blvd.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Open Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on major holidays
 
Volunteer
Residents who would like to be more involved in local recycling efforts are encouraged to volunteer for the Josephine County Master Recycler Program.
 
More Information
These Oregon Department of Environmental Quality websites provide more information, including topics like re-use and composting:  
 

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