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.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Normal Collection Schedule on Memorial Day

Bend Garbage & Recycling will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.

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

The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closed on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 and will re-open Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Bend Garbage & Recycling collects on all holidays except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Deschutes Recycling Will Be Closed on Memorial Day

Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day. The facility will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 am.

For more information about the products and services Deschutes Recycling has to offer, please visit their website.

Friday, April 21, 2017

There's Still Time for the Spring Compost Sale at Deschutes Recycling!

Deschutes Recycling is offering $3.00 off per cubic yard of bulk BioFine and SoilBuilder compost.
The sale will run April 1 - 30, 2017.

BioFine - $23/yard (normally $26/yard)

SoilBuilder - $17/yard (normally $20/yard)

NEW Product! Premium Ground Cover. Introductory Price - $16/yard (40% off).

Pick up your compost today and give your garden a boost! Main uses for compost include: soil amendment, mulch, lawn top dressing and potting soil.

Deschutes Recycling is located at Knott Landfill, 61050 SE 27th Street in Bend. Self-haul or convenient delivery available.

Sale is not valid on any other products.

For more information call 541-388-1910 or visit their website