Garbage and Recycling
|Basic Service Information|
Find your garbage and recycling company and your collection schedule using the Garbage and Recycling Day tool. Sign up for reminders and learn about special collection events happening locally.
Learn what items are allowed in your garbage, recycling, and glass bins:
- Recycling guide for single-family homes (English)
- Recycling guide for single-family homes (Spanish)
- Recycling guide for apartments and multifamily homes (English)
- Recycling guide for apartments and multifamily homes (Spanish)
- Recycling guide for businesses (English)
- Recycling guide for businesses (Spanish)
|DEQ Waste Prevention and Recycling Education|
The City of King City is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Recycling Program, which includes Washington County and the cities of Banks, Durham Forest Grove, Hillsboro, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin.
The Cooperative Program provides waste reduction and recycling education and assistance for community members, apartment property managers and workplaces. Learn more at WashingtonCountyRecycles.com (EN), CondadoDeWashingtonRecicla.com (ES).
|Business Recycling Requirement|
Your business is required to separate recycling for collection. As a business owner, you must provide bins, labeled collection areas, and instructions to employees. Learn more in Chapter 8.20 - COMMERCIAL GARBAGE CONTAINERS.
Learn more and request free assistance, posters, signs, and bins. Visit Washington County’s business recycling webpage: www.washingtoncountyor.gov/swr/recycle-work (EN), www.washingtoncountyor.gov/es/swr/reciclar-en-el-trabajo (ES)
|Business Food Scrap Requirement|
Food businesses that generate 250 lbs of food waste or more a week are also required to separate food scraps for collection. As a business owner, you must provide bins, labeled collection areas, and instructions to employees. Learn more about the ordinance.
Learn more and request free assistance, posters, signs, and bins. Visit Washington County’s business food scraps webpage:
www.washingtoncountyor.gov/swr/compost-work (EN), www.washingtoncountyor.gov/es/swr/compostaje-en-el-trabajo (ES)
|Multifamily Regional Service Standard (once adopted)|
If you manage an apartment or multifamily community, your garbage company is required to provide service that meets or exceeds a minimum volume of service for garbage, recycling, and glass. All containers must have labels that align with the color coding below. By 2028, all containers must also be color-coded:
- Garbage: Gray or Black
- Recycling: Blue
- Glass: Orange
Weather conditions such as snow, severe heat, and smoke may interrupt garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection. In the event of a service disruption, please visit WashingtonCountyRecycles.com for service updates and answers to frequently asked questions.
|What to Recycle and Where tool|
Find out how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly dispose of hundreds of items. The What to Recycle and Where tool will help you find drop-off locations closest to you. https://webapps.washingtoncountyor.gov/what-to-recycle/ (EN) https://webapps.washingtoncountyor.gov/what-to-recycle/spanish.html (ES)