Our Mission:

Providing the finest
waste disposal
and recycling services.




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Frequently Asked Questions

















How do I sign up for new garbage service?


Use our online form or call us at (541) 382-2263. <back>


How do I change or stop my garbage service?


Use our online form or call us at (541) 382-2263. <back>


What time should the roll carts be placed out and does it matter how they are placed at the curb?


Please have your garbage and recycling out by 6:00 a.m. Place at the curb with roll cart handle toward the house, lid opening toward the street. Keep four feet of clear space on either side of cart. Do not place behind parked cars. <back>


I’m going on vacation; can I temporarily stop my service?


You can temporarily suspend your service while you are out of town. Please call us in advance at (541) 382-2263 to ensure credit is posted to your account. Special conditions apply to yard debris subscription service. <back>


What is your holiday schedule?


Bend Garbage & Recycling collects on all holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If those holidays fall on a weekday, your collection will be delayed by one day. For example, if your collection day is Thursday, your service will be on Friday. Friday collection would be on Saturday. All other holidays are regular schedule. <back>


What do I do if my pick-up was missed or not set out in time?


Call us at (541) 382-2263. If we missed the pick-up, we can credit your account, pick up extra trash the following week at no charge or have the driver go back if he is still in your neighborhood. If your cart was not set out in time a “Go Back” charge may apply if the driver is already out of the immediate area. <back>


Will you take large or bulky items?


We can pick-up most large bulky items such as beds, couches, hot tub covers, other debris, etc. Call us for service and disposal fees. We’ll determine if the regular route driver can collect your items or if we need to send a separate truck. We can also pick-up old appliances, TVs and tires for recycling for a charge. Contact customer service for rates. <back>


What is an extra garbage charge?


Lids slightly up, no more than 3-4 inches will not incur an additional charge.


Lids popped up more than 3-4 inches are considered “overfull” and would incur an additional charge. As well as small or large bags on top of or beside the roll cart will be charged as such. <back>


What shouldn’t go in my garbage roll cart?


Rock, sod, dirt, heavy steel, scrap metal aren’t meant for your roll cart or our trucks. They could potentially make the cart too heavy for the mechanical arm to lift and are likely to cause damage to the truck itself. Please call us for other options for disposal of heavy material. <back>





Is yard debris service part of your garbage service?

No, yard debris is an annual subscription service and is available for customers within the city limits.  Click on yard debris for more information regarding the program and how to sign up. <back>


What items can I put in my yard debris cart?

Grass clippings, brush, weeds, pine needles, plant prunings, branches no larger than 2” in diameter and 36” in length. Raw fruit & vegetable scraps are also acceptable such as apple cores, banana peels, potato skins, zucchini, pumpkins, tea bags, coffee grounds & filters, etc.<back>


What items are unacceptable in the yard debris cart?


Please do not put any yard debris or fruit & vegetable scraps in plastic bags.  No fruit or vegetable stickers, plastic bags, plastic wrap or plastic containers, egg shells, processed or cooked fruits or vegetables, animal product or any biodegradable food ware such as paper plates, cups, etc. No rocks, dirt or garbage. <back>


Can I recycle my Christmas tree in my yard debris cart?


Christmas tree can be recycled in your yard debris cart. Just cut your tree down to 3 or 4 smaller pieces so it can fit into your yard debris cart and call us to come pick it up. Yard debris is an on-call service for the months of December and January. Regular every other week service runs February – November. <back>


If I’m not using my yard debris cart, do I still have to pay for it?


Yard debris is a yearly subscription service. When you sign up, you are agreeing to keep the service for the entire year. Early cancellation fee is $10.00. There is also a $10.00 fee to restart the service within the year.<back>




How do I dispose of hazardous waste and liquid waste?


You cannot dispose of hazardous or liquid waste in your garbage roll carts. Click on the Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste or the State of Oregon Department of Equality (DEQ) for information on how to dispose of these materials and what is acceptable and not acceptable. <back>


How can I dispose of medical waste?


We have specially trained personnel for the collection and disposal of medical waste items used in your home or medical office. These materials are disposed of safely and in accordance with state law.


Click onto our medical waste page for more information or contact our customer service department. <back>


Do you offer paper shredding / document destruction?


SecureShred is a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling and offers complete on-site document destruction. SecureShred services all of Central Oregon and offers free-locking roll carts for your business.


We also offer walk-in service at our Bend Garbage & Recycling office located at 20835 NE Montana Way, Bend.


Other walk-in locations include:


High Country Disposal at 1090 NE Hemlock Avenue in Redmond.


Deschutes Recycling located at Knott Landfill - 61050 SE 27th Street in Bend. Deschutes Recycling’s Summer Hours (May 1st – October 31st) are Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm. Winter Hours (November 1st – April 30th) are Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm.



Do you provide Drop Boxes & Rent-A-Bins?


Drop Boxes and Rent-A-Bins are perfect for remodeling jobs, construction projects or any special clean up needs you may have. We will deliver to your location and just call us when it’s full.


Contact our customer service department for rates. <back>




What items can I recycle in my recycling cart?


Download the Deschutes Recycling Guide for more information on items that are accepted at no charge and those that require a processing fee.


Deschutes Recycling is located at Knott Landfill 61050 SE 27th Street, Bend. Summer Hours (May 1st – October 31st) are Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm. Winter Hours (November 1st – April 30th) are Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm



Can I recycle glass?


Glass recycling services are provided within the city limits only.  Outside city limits, glass can be taken to Deschutes Recycling located at Knott Landfill or other county transfer stations. <back>


Where can I take items for recycling?


Download the Deschutes Recycling Guide for more information on items that are accepted at no charge and those that require a processing fee.


Deschutes Recycling is locate4d at Knott Landfill 61050 SE 27th Street, Bend 541-388-1910. Summer Schedule (May 1st – October 31st), Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.Winter Schedule (November 1st – April 30th), Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm. Closed Holidays.







What is your billing cycle?


Residential and commercial customers are billed monthly. Please be sure to include your stub with your payment. <back>



What are your payment options and locations?


Pay Online


Bend Garbage & Recycling Office

20835 NE Montana Way

Bend, OR  97701

Open: Monday – Friday

8:00am – 4:30pm


We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash or check.  Visa or MasterCard payments by phone accepted at no additional charge.


Please do not deposit cash in our payment box.


Payment Address

PO Box 504

Bend, OR  97709

Bend City Hall

639 NW Franklin Av.

Bend, OR  97701 <back>





Holiday Collection Schedules