Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Deschutes Recycling Will Be Closed on Labor Day

Deschutes Recycling will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 for Labor Day. Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Deschutes Recycling's normal hours are as follows:

Summer Schedule
May 1 - October 31
Monday - Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter Schedule
November 1 - April 30
Monday - Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the products are services Deschutes Recycling has to offer, visit deschutesrecycling.com or call 541-388-1910.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Compost Application

Our compost is rich in microbes and nutrients. Our product is "alive" with the nutrients needed to make your plants flourish.

Compost is not intended for direct planting because of the heat generated by the microbe activity in it.

For this reason, avoid planting directly in our compost products or top dressing lawns over 1/2" in depth. Always blend compost into existing soil for best results.

If you have any questions, please contact Deschutes Recycling at 541-388-1910.

Monday, June 26, 2017

New at Deschutes Recycling: Dust Control Ground Cover

Introducing Dust Control Ground Cover 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 with 1” grinding screens and the resulting product is a hardy ground cover that is resistant to wind and rain.

Due to the nature of this product, it may contain small amounts of metal and adhesives used to produce engineered lumber.

This product is only available for self-haul at Deschutes located at Knott Landfill in Bend.  For more information, please call 541.388.1910.

Introducing Ready Grow Soil

Special introductory price of $26.00 per yard, through June 30, 2017.  Save $6.00 per yard.

This product is organically rich and provides water retention.  Locally produced and bucket blended for an even mix.  Ready Grow Soil is a blend of SoilBuilder mixed with Top Soil to produce this nutrient rich plant ready soil.

Use Ready Grow Soil directly in planting beds, flower pots, and laying sod. 

We offer self-haul and convenient delivery.  For more information, please contact 541.388.1910.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Deschutes Recycling will be Closed on Independence Day

Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for Independence Day. Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will reopen on Wednesday, July 5 at 7:00 a.m.

For more information on the products and services Deschutes Recycling has to offer, visit our website or call 541-388-1910.

Monday, May 8, 2017

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 stuff together, and litter the heck out of our land and sea. So above all, the best plastic bag is the one not needed. That being said, despite our best efforts, plastic still comes into our life. It then becomes imperative that we deal with it responsibly.

No, plastic bags cannot be mixed at our curbside mixed recycling bins (and neither should these things), mostly because plastic film gets caught in the machinery at a Material Recovery Facility and mucks up the whole system. Plastic film, however, CAN be recycled at many grocery stores across Central Oregon. Look for bins usually located indoor or outdoor near entrances.

Grocery shopping bags are considered plastic film, and so are a lot of other common products that you’re probably currently tossing in the trash or tossing in hour home recycling bin, unaware of the headaches you’re creating down the line. Here’s a quick list of what you can bring:
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Case wrap (think case of water bottles)
  • Air pillows
  • Food storage bags (zip-locs)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Product over wrap (like toilet paper for example)
  • Newspaper bags 
When we posted our video on social media, one of the questions was WHICH grocery stores accept plastic bags. Well I didn’t have a recent list so I called around to the major grocery stores around Central Oregon to get an accurate list of which stores provided a bin where customers could recycle their plastic shopping bags. Here is a current list of those stores:

Safeway: All 3 locations – Westside, Midtown & Eastside
Albertson’s: Both North & South locations
Fred Meyer
Food For Less
Best Buy

Fred Meyer – at the apparel entrance only

Ray’s Food Place

Ray’s Food Place (currently no bin out front but they will accept them at their service counter)
Shop Smart


Ray’s Food Place

For more information please visit Rethink Waste Project.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Deschutes Recycling Will Be Closed on Memorial Day

Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day. The facility will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 am.

For more information about the products and services Deschutes Recycling has to offer, please visit our website.