Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Conditions May Delay Garbage & Recycling Collection

Due to current weather conditions, Bend Garbage & Recycling customers may experience delays in their garbage & recycling collection. 

For customers that get missed, as weather permits, those areas will be serviced. 

The winter storm watch is in effect through late Tuesday night, January 10, 2017.

For more information, please contact Bend Garbage & Recycling at 541-382-2263. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Tree Recycling

Some of the local Boy Scout troops will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling in your community the weekends of December 31 & January 1 and January 7 & 8. They are asking for a tax deductible $5-$10 donation.

100% of the money raised will go directly to the individual Scout troops. Your donation is used to fund local troop activities, community service projects and to replace worn out outdoor gear. The mission of the Boy Scouts is to create the leader of tomorrow by building character through outdoor challenges and education.

Troops in your area will post door flyers specifying which days they will be picking up trees in your neighborhood. For more information, please call the numbers listed below:

541-385-3977 for pick up in SW Bend. West of 3rd Street and South of Newport/Greenwood

541-385-2692 for pick up in NW Bend. West of 3rd Street and North of Newport/Greenwood

541-385-2672 for pick up in NE Bend. East of 3rd Street and North of Greenwood/Hwy 20

541-385-3942 for pick up in SE Bend. East of 3rd Street and South of Greenwood/Hwy 20

541-385-3971 for pick up in La Pine

541-385-3989 for pick up in Redmond

541-385-2640 for pick up in Sisters

541-385-3935 for pick up in Sunriver

Bend Garbage & Recycling will collect your tree on your garbage day the week of January 9 - 13 for a $5 charge. Set your tree out next to your roll cart. For city customers with yard debris service, you can recycle your Christmas tree in your yard debris cart. Cut the tree down to smaller pieces and put it in your yard debris cart.

At no charge, Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill, will take Christmas trees Monday - Saturday, January 3 - 31, 2017.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bend Garbage Office Closing 3pm, Friday, December 9

The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closing early on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

There are no changes in the collection schedule, only the office is closing early.

The office will reopen Monday, December 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 541-382-2263. Thank you and happy holidays!

Holiday Collection Schedule

This year Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on Sunday. There will be no interruption in garbage & recycling collection both holiday weeks. Please have your carts out on your normal collection day by 6:00 a.m.

The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closed Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day. The office will reopen the following Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

If you have any questions please call our office at 541-382-2263.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Normal Operations on Thanksgiving

Bend Garbage & Recycling will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Customers who have garbage and recycling collection service on Thursday's should have their carts out by 6:00 a.m. or the night before.

The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and will reopen on Friday, November 25 at 8:00 a.m.

Bend Garbage & Recycling collects on all holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

For more information, please call our office at 541-382-2263 or visit

Monday, November 14, 2016

Reduce Waste over the Holidays

It’s estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1 million tons of additional waste is generated each week nationwide – and that doesn’t even take into account all the waste and resources used upstream to make all that new stuff we’re buying.

Here’s a list of ideas to help reduce waste - Try one or all of these ideas:

Send eCards or recycled-content cards
Recycle paper cards and send electronic holiday cards to reduce paper waste.

Give the gift of togetherness
Consider making a charitable donation in someone else's name. Or, give an experience or an event to remember, such as: Tickets to a concert or sporting event or memberships to a museum or zoo.

Take reusable cloth bags on shopping trips
Thousands of bags end up in our landfills during the holidays. Reduce the number of bags by bringing reusable shopping bags for holiday gift shopping.

Use earth-friendly gift wrapping alternatives
Try the following instead of traditional wrapping paper:
Scarves, handkerchiefs and bandannas, old posters and maps, newspapers (the comic sections works great), etc.

Use rechargeable batteries
About 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. Rechargeable batteries reduce the amount of potentially harmful materials thrown away, and can save money in the long run.

Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day
This saves energy and lights last longer.

Recycle your live Christmas tree
Bring yours to Deschutes Recycling at no charge or have The Boy Scouts pick it up and make a small donation!

For more tips and ideas, visit ReThink Waste of Deschutes County's website.

Friday, November 11, 2016

America Recycles Day is November 15

America Recycles Day is November 15!

Fall Repair Cafe at DIYcave is holding on an event on America Recycles Day to connect people with broken stuff to people who like to fix stuff. Repairing instead of replacing prevents waste and saves resources. Doing it with other people makes it fun and cultivates community.

When: November 15, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: DIYcave, 444 SE 9th, Suite 150, Bend

For more details about the event please visit ReThinkWaste's website.