Recycle at Home

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  • How to Recycle

    Recycling and yard debris collection is included in the cost of your garbage service.

    Residential recycling in Gresham uses a two-sort system: glass in one bin; paper, plastic, metal in the other.  

     Collection day reminders 
    • Set out containers and roll carts by 6:00 am on collection day.
    • Place containers within 3 feet of the curb and leave a space of 3 feet between carts.
    • Place carts 10 feet from cars, mailboxes, basketball hoops, trees and other stationary objects.
    • Remove carts and containers from curb within 24 hours, preferably the evening of pick-up day.
    Apartments/Multifamily Complexes

    Multi-family complex managers must provide recycling opportunities and education to residents. We can help.

    Repair Cafe

    Don't junk it, repair it. Bring your broken household items to be repaired for free by skilled volunteers.

    The City and Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations sponsor a Gresham Repair Café three times a year.

    Types of household items repaired

    • Broken bicycles, chains and tires
    • Torn clothing, missing buttons and other fabric repairs
    • Broken clocks, fans and small kitchen appliances
    • Electronics (calculators, Gameboys, remote controls, desktop and laptop computers)
    • Small furniture

    Items not accepted for repair

    • Televisions
    •  Microwaves
    • Small engines 

    For more information or to volunteer, contact us at or 503-618-2694 or visit the Repair Cafe Facebook page.

    Yard Debris

    All garbage service options include weekly collection of yard debris.

    Additional yard debris, including in paper bags, may be set out for an extra charge.

    Yard debris tips

    • Don’t include plastic bags, stumps, rocks, dirt, ashes or animal waste.
    • Composting leaves, grass and twigs lessens yard debris and creates rich soil.
    • Pumpkins may be recycled as yard debris.
    • Setting out a bundle instead of a can?  Make sure it is no longer than 4 feet and 18 inches wide.
    • Make sure the “yard debris” sticker is visible from the curb.
    Yard debris credit

    Do you compost all your yard debris? You can apply for a $2.85 yard debris exemption within 30 days of starting service or during open enrollment, from April to June.

  • Additional resources 

    Contact us

    For more information about residential recycling, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe, 503-618-2694 or