Recycle at Home - Hood River

What can I recycle in my blue bin?

Where can I recycle?

How do I get a recycling bin?

How can I recycle items that are not accepted curbside?


What can I recycle in my blue bin?
Curbside service may vary, depending on whether you are a business or household and where you are located (City, incorporated rural center, un-incorporated area). Call Hood River Garbage Service for details: (541) 386-2272.

Download our recycling brochure.


(A) Put these items together in your blue bin:



(B) Set out these items separately:

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, phone books
  • Office paper, colored paper, note pads, letters, paper bags
  • Shredded paper in a paper bag (less mess)
  • Boxes, such as tissue, shoe, cookie, cereal and cracker style boxes (liner removed)
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Plastic bottles with a neck (rinse) beverages, milk jugs, shampoo, detergent, cleansers. Now, you can leave the cap on!
  • Plastic tubs 6 oz. to 5 gallons in size (cleaned) dairy products, cat litter, detergent. Leave the lid on.
  • Plant containers 4 inches and larger (cleaned)
  • Aluminum cans and tin cans (rinsed)
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans (remove plastic caps)
  • Gabletop cartons, such that milk and juice come in
  • Aseptic shelf-stable cartons 



  • Glass bottles and jars (rinse, put metal lids in blue recycle bin). Put glass bottles and jars in a separate bucket or container.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened). Put these next to or underneath your blue bins.
  • Motor oil (put in an opaque 1 gallon milk jug with a lid and place next to your curbside garbage and recycling)
Not accepted in curbside recycling:
  • Clear “clamshell” containers


Where can I recycle in Hood River County?
Curbside Recycling is available to all Hood River Garbage Service customers. Anyone can self-haul their recycling to one of the following depots free of charge.

Mt. Hood:
Mt. Hood Town Hall
6575 Oregon 35 Mount Hood
Parkdale, OR 97041
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Hood River:
Hood River Transfer Station
3440 Guignard Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-4676
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Yard Debris can be dropped off free of charge on Wednesdays for Hood River City residents who subscribe to garbage service.

How do I get a recycling bin?
If you are a residential or business recycling customer, you can get a bin (residence) or cart (business) from:
Hood River Garbage Service
3440 Guignard Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-2272


Upcoming Events

2017 Household and Small Business
Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule


Hood River
February 24, 9am-2pm

The Dalles
February 25, 9am-2pm

April 15, 10am-2pm – Maupin
April 22, 10am-2pm – Parkdale
May 5, 10am-2pm – Moro
May 6. 10am-2pm – Dufur
Ag Events
May 5, 10am-2pm – Moro
November 1, 10am-2pm – Hood River
November 2, 10am-2pm – The Dalles

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about our 2017 Hazardous Waste Events.