News 2018-01-04T23:38:23+00:00

Regular Collection Schedule on Memorial Day

Bend Garbage & Recycling will be operating on a normal collection schedule Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018. Customers who have garbage & recycling collection service on Monday should have their carts out by 6:00 a.m. or the night before. The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, and will reopen Tuesday, May [...]

Environmental Center Recycle Right Community Presentation

Come learn more about what is and isn't recycled locally and why, plus some tips on how to prevent waste in the first place. Thursday, May 17, 208 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Environmental Center - 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend For more information contact 541-385-6908 x 14.  Visit rethinkwasteproject.org for additional information on reuse, waste reduction, repair cafes [...]

Free Yard Debris Recycling

Residents can recycle yard debris for free during the FireFree event. Yard debris must be clean; no rocks, dirt, garbage or plastic bags. Bend May 5 – 13, 2018 - Knott Landfill 61050 SE 27th Street Summer schedule: Open 7 Days-A-Week 7:00 am – 5:00 pm   Westside Collection Site – 19755 SW Simpson Ave. May 4-5 & May [...]

Habitat for Humanity Annual Furniture Flip Event

Saturday, May 5, 2018 224 NE Thurston Avenue, Bend Event Schedule:  10 am-4 pm: Silent Auction  4:30- 5 pm: Live Auction  5:30- 6 pm: Awards Bend Habitat for Humanity is partnering with DIYcave for this upcycle event of the year. At the Furniture Flip, you and your family will have the opportunity to browse and bid on innovative upcycled [...]

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day and stop by the Earth Day Fair and Parade in Downtown Bend. Saturday, April 21, 2018. The event kicks off with the colorful parade at 11:30am. The Earth Day Fair takes place in front of the Environmental Center (16 NW Kansas Avenue) from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Enjoy live music, fun garden activities, and visit the Kid’s Zone with [...]

SecureShred Free Residential Shred Event

SecureShred has teamed up with Mid Oregon Credit Union to provide Central Oregonians a safe method for disposing of personal documents. The free shred events will take place at Mid Oregon Credit Union branches in Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. This free event is intended for residential shredding only, no commercial or business shredding provided. There is no cost [...]

25% Off Bulk Compost Sale at Deschutes Recycling

April 2 – 30, 2018, enjoy 25% off bulk BioFine and SoilBuilder compost at Deschutes Recycling. Pick up your compost and give your garden a boost! Beginning April 2: BioFine - $19 / yard. Save $7 per yard. SoilBuilder -  $15 / yard. Save $5 per yard. Main uses for compost include; soil amendment, mulch, lawn top dressing and [...]

CAN Cancer

Help Support CAN Cancer Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer was founded by your Central Oregon garbage haulers and once again we are asking for your support! CAN Cancer helps local families manage day to day non-medical expenses not covered by insurance, including fuel, travel and food costs while receiving cancer treatment.  100% of the money stays local and [...]

Help Reduce Contamination in the Recycling

Contamination is a big problem in the commingle recycling carts. You can do your part by following your local recycling program.  If the item is not on the list as acceptable, please don’t put it in and hope it will be recycled.  It will only cause problems in the recycling process. Plastics bags and plastic wrap (saran wrap, packaging, [...]

Free Repair Café in Bend

The Environmental Center is hosting their free spring Repair Café on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Ensworth Elementary School (2150 NE Daggett Lane) in Bend. This is a great time to bring in your broken item and give it more life. Volunteers will be on hand to attempt to repair your broken items, for FREE! Items to bring [...]

Free Residential Shred Event

Help support NeighborImpact and shred some personal documents. Saturday, March 10, 2018, SecureShred is partnering with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office for a free residential shred event in Bend! The free event is intended for residential shredding only. No commercial or business shredding. There is no cost to the public to bring up to 4 banker size boxes of personal documents.  [...]

Bend Garbage & Recycling Office Closed at 3:00pm Friday, December 22, 2017

The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 22, 2017. The office will re-open on Tuesday, December 26 at 8:00 am. There will be no garbage service on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  Service during both holiday weeks will be one day late.  For more information, please call 541-382-2263.

Important Holiday Collection Schedule

There will be no garbage collection service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Service during both holiday weeks will be delayed one day. For example, Monday customers will be picked up Tuesday and this schedule will continue through the end of the week with Friday customers picked up Saturday. Please contact the office if you have any questions [...]

Christmas Tree Recycling

Local Boy Scout troops will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees in your community the weekends of December 30 & 31, 2017 and January 6 & 7, 2018. Requested donation is $5-$10. 100% of money raised will go directly to the individual scout troops. Individual troops in your area will post door flyers specifying which days they will be picking [...]

Reduce Waste over the Holidays

It’s estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1 million tons of additional waste is generated each week nationwide – and that doesn’t even take into account all the waste and resources used upstream to make all that new stuff we’re buying. Here’s a list of ideas to help reduce waste: Send eCards or recycled-content cards [...]

Recycle Right

We all want to try and recycle as much as we can and that can sometimes lead to ‘wishful recycling’, which is putting an item into a recycling container that doesn't belong in your local program, wishing it will be recycled. Any item that is dirty or not on the list of materials accepted for recycling leads to contamination. [...]

Normal Collection Schedule on Thanksgiving Day

Bend Garbage & Recycling will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017. Customers who have garbage and recycling collection service on Thanksgiving Day should have their carts out by 6:00 a.m. or the night before. The Bend Garbage & Recycling office will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Friday, November 24, 2017 [...]

Fall Free Repair Café at Bend ReStore

The Environmental Center is hosting their Free Fall Repair Café at the Bend Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Instead of throwing away items that no longer function, consider having it fixed rather than purchasing something new. Volunteers will be on hand to attempt to repair your broken items for Free. Items [...]

Half Price Yard Debris Recycling at Deschutes Recycling

Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 10, 2017 (closed Sunday, November 5), residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling for half price - only $2.00 per cubic yard. The yard debris will be recycled into compost. FireFree encourages residents to complete their fall clean up and maintenance of defensible space by bringing branches, shrubs, grass clippings, plant [...]

Oregon’s Recycling Markets

China proposed a global ban to stop accepting post-consumer plastics and unsorted paper by January 1, 2018.  Until recently, China has been the world’s largest importer of recycled paper and plastic. This announcement has severely disrupted recycling markets worldwide with major impact in Oregon. The garbage & recycling haulers, recycled material processors, local government and DEQ are preparing for [...]

25% Off Bulk Compost at Deschutes Recycling

October 1 - 31, 2017, enjoy 25% off bulk BioFine and SoilBuilder compost at Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill in Bend. Pick up your compost today to top-dress your lawn and mulch your plants. Compost is an essential ingredient to winterizing your lawn and garden. BioFine - now $19 / yard. Save $7 per yard. SoilBuilder - now [...]

Help Support CAN Cancer at the Deschutes County Rodeo

The Deschutes County Rodeo is supporting CAN Cancer by helping us raise money at the rodeo. When: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 6:45 pm CAN Cancer volunteers will pass purple garbage cans throughout the stands asking spectators to donate their spare change. CAN Cancer provides assistance to help cover non-medical living expenses for Central Oregonians fighting all forms of cancer. [...]

Solar Eclipse Special Operations

There will be no changes in your regular collection day but collection times will change for garbage & recycling pick up. During August 17 – August 22, 2017, please have your carts out / containers accessible the night before your service day. Collection times will vary and carts may be serviced in the early morning hours.  If you have [...]

Normal Operations on Labor Day

Bend Garbage & Recycling will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 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 Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, [...]

What Can I Do With E-Waste?

E-Waste (electronic waste) can be brought to our sister company, Deschutes Recycling. Residents can bring up to seven of the following items for recycling at no charge: Computers Laptops Monitors TV's Keyboards Mice Printers (desktop) All other computer peripherals and electronic items can be recycled for a small fee. Take a look at the DR Recycling Guide for a [...]

CAN Cancer Brings Home the Win!

CAN Cancer worked with the Crooked River Roundup - Rodeo to put on a great fundraiser that brought in $10,400. Huge kudos to Prineville Disposal for coordinating this event! The presentation of the check occurred at the Crooked River Roundup Horse Races in Prineville - check out Prineville Disposal's great looking CAN Cancer truck in the background! CAN Cancer, [...]

Help Support CAN Cancer at Local Rodeos!

La Pine NPRA Rodeo Monday, July 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm (gates open at 3:00 pm) During the afternoon show, the rodeo will be raising money for CAN Cancer. Volunteers will pass purple cans throughout the stands asking rodeo fans to donate. The rodeo will also donate their portion of their 50/50 raffle to CAN Cancer.  The winner of the [...]

New Products at Deschutes Recycling

Introducing Dust Control Ground Cover & Ready Grow Soil at Deschutes Recycling!  Dust Control Ground Cover Only $12.00 per yard This product is designed to control dust on work sites and other bare landscapes that are exposed to the elements.  This product is made from hard woods derived from recycled pallets and dimensional lumber scraps. The material is ground [...]

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 [...]

Free Residential Shred Event in Bend

Saturday, March 11, 2017, SecureShred is hosting a free residential shredding event in Bend! The free event is intended for residential shredding only. No commercial or business shredding. There is no cost to the public up to 4 medium boxes of personal documents. Where: Deschutes County Sheriff's Office 63333 W Highway 20, Bend When: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 [...]

Yard Debris Subscription

Customers within the city limits of Bend can add the yard debris subscription for only $4.90 a month! Yard debris includes grass clippings, brush, weeds, pine needles, plant prunings, branches (no larger than 2" in diameter and 36" in length). You can also put raw fruits & vegetable scraps such as apple cores, banana peels, potato skins, pumpkins, coffee [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.