Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Help Support CAN Cancer at Local Rodeos!

La Pine NPRA Rodeo
Monday, July 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm (gates open at 3:00 pm)
During the afternoon show, the rodeo will be raising money for CAN Cancer. Volunteers will pass purple cans throughout the stands asking rodeo fans to donate. The rodeo will also donate their portion of their 50/50 raffle to CAN Cancer.  The winner of the raffle will get to keep the other 50%.
Jefferson County Rodeo
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
During the rodeo, volunteers from Madras Sanitary Service will pass purple cans throughout the stands asking spectators to donate their spare change.  Last year over $400 was donated to CAN Cancer!
100% percent of your donations will help local families manage day-to-day living expenses, including fuel, travel and food costs, while receiving cancer treatment. Over 1,000 families here in Central Oregon have received assistance.  For more information about CAN Cancer or to make a tax-deductible donation online, visit

Monday, June 26, 2017

Introducing Ready Grow Soil at Deschutes Recycling

Special introductory price of $26.00 per yard, through June 30, 2017.  Save $6.00 per yard.

This product is organically rich and provides water retention.  Locally produced and bucket blended for an even mix.  Ready Grow Soil is a blend of SoilBuilder mixed with Top Soil to produce this nutrient rich plant ready soil.

Use Ready Grow Soil directly in planting beds, flower pots, and laying sod. 

We offer self-haul and convenient delivery.  For more information, please contact 541.388.1910.

New at Deschutes Recycling

Introducing Dust Control Ground Cover at Deschutes Recycling! 

Dust Control Ground Cover - Only $12.00 per yard.

This product is designed to control dust on work sites and other bare landscapes that are exposed to the elements.  This product is made from hard woods derived from recycled pallets and dimensional lumber scraps. 

The material is ground with 1” grinding screens and the resulting product is a hardy ground cover that is resistant to wind and rain.

Due to the nature of this product, it may contain small amounts of metal and adhesives used to produce engineered lumber.

This product is only available for self-haul at Deschutes located at Knott Landfill in Bend.  For more information, please call 541.388.1910.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Support CAN Cancer at the Crooked River Roundup!

Saturday, June 24, 2017 the Crooked River Roundup in Prineville will donate $1.00 of every paid admission ticket to CAN Cancer at Saturday night's rodeo!

CAN Cancer, Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer, was established by the local Central Oregon garbage haulers.

100% of donations help local families manage non-medical living expenses including fuel, travel and food costs while receiving cancer treatment.

For more information about CAN Cancer or to donate, please visit or visit our Facebook page.

To buy tickets to the Crooked River Roundup, please visit

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Normal Operations on Independence Day

Bend Garbage & Recycling will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Customers who have garbage & recycling collection on Tuesdays should have their carts out by 6:00 a.m. (or the night before) as collection times may vary.

The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closed on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 and will reopen Wednesday, July 5 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 541-382-2263 or visit our website.

Monday, May 8, 2017

What Can I Do With Plastic Bags?

Rethink Waste Project is a project of The Environmental Center through a partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste and our local garbage and recycling service providers. 

They offer great ideas and tips for reducing, reusing and recycling. Here is a great post all about plastic bags.

Plastic bags. They keep our food fresh and safe, conveniently hold stuff together, and litter the heck out of our land and sea. So above all, the best plastic bag is the one not needed. That being said, despite our best efforts, plastic still comes into our life. It then becomes imperative that we deal with it responsibly.

No, plastic bags cannot be mixed at our curbside mixed recycling bins (and neither should these things), mostly because plastic film gets caught in the machinery at a Material Recovery Facility and mucks up the whole system. Plastic film, however, CAN be recycled at many grocery stores across Central Oregon. Look for bins usually located indoor or outdoor near entrances.

Grocery shopping bags are considered plastic film, and so are a lot of other common products that you’re probably currently tossing in the trash or tossing in hour home recycling bin, unaware of the headaches you’re creating down the line. Here’s a quick list of what you can bring:
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Case wrap (think case of water bottles)
  • Air pillows
  • Food storage bags (zip-locs)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Product over wrap (like toilet paper for example)
  • Newspaper bags 
When we posted our video on social media, one of the questions was WHICH grocery stores accept plastic bags. Well I didn’t have a recent list so I called around to the major grocery stores around Central Oregon to get an accurate list of which stores provided a bin where customers could recycle their plastic shopping bags. Here is a current list of those stores:

Safeway: All 3 locations – Westside, Midtown & Eastside
Albertson’s: Both North & South locations
Fred Meyer
Food For Less
Best Buy

Fred Meyer – at the apparel entrance only

Ray’s Food Place

Ray’s Food Place (currently no bin out front but they will accept them at their service counter)
Shop Smart


Ray’s Food Place

For more information please visit Rethink Waste Project.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Free SecureShred Events in Sunriver and Sisters

SecureShred, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, will offer free residential shred events in June in Sunriver and Sisters.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunriver Police Department
57455 Abbot Drive, Sunriver

Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
703 N Larch, Suite C, Sisters

These free shred events are intended for residential shredding only, no commercial or business shredding provided. There is no cost to the public for up to 4 medium size boxes of personal documents. No sorting necessary, staples and paperclips are fine. Please remember no plastic bags are accepted.

For more information on SecureShred services, visit our website or call 541-382-2263.