Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Tree Recycling Options

For information regarding Christmas tree collections with the Boy Scouts, contact the Boy Scouts office at 541-382-4647.

At no charge residents can take Christmas trees for recycling to Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill, Monday - Sunday, through January 31.

Other locations include Negus Transfer Station in Redmond, Northwest Transfer Station between Tumalo and Sisters, and Southwest Transfer Station located between Sunriver and La Pine. Contact the Department of Solid Waste for transfer station hours at 541-317-3163. Trees cannot have tinsel or flocking.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Deschutes Recycling & Knott Landfill Closed Christmas & New Years Day

Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will be closed on Christmas Day (12/25) & New Years Day (1/1/2010).

Both facilities will re-open the following days on Saturday, December 26 and Saturday, January 2 at 7:00 a.m.

For more information, contact Deschutes Recycling at 541-388-1910.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Deschutes Recycling & Knott Landfill Closed on Thanksgiving

Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will re-open on Friday, November 27th at 7:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

January 1, 2010 - New E-Waste Disposal Law

Effective January 1, 2010 - computers, monitors, and TVs are banned from disposal in the garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills and transfer stations.

Deschutes Recycling accepts computers (desktops and laptops), monitors and TVs and will recycle them for free. All other computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice and other electronic items and appliances can be recycled for a fee.

For more information about the disposal ban, go to or

For a copy of the Recycling Guide from Deschutes Recycling regarding what items can be recycled for free or require a fee, go to and click on the recycling guide link.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Half Price Yard Debris Recyclilng

Residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill, for half price, ($2.00 per cubic yard) from October 31 - November 15.

Yard debris must be clean of rocks, dirt, garbage and plastic bags.

Deschutes Recycling is open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and will be closed on Veteran's Day, November 11th.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Deschutes Recycling & Knott Landfill Closed for Labor Day

Deschutes Recycling & Knott Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

They will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oregon passes first EPR paint law in U.S.

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the country's first "Extended Producer Responsibility" measure requiring paint manufacturers to manage leftover latex and oil-based paints from both consumer and commercial sources.

House Bill 3037 creates a statewide paint recycling program, beginning as a four-year pilot project. Paint companies will pay for and operate the program, with development assistance coming from DEQ.

The program will help manage an estimated 800,000 gallons of paint annually, a service valued at $6 million.

Source: Association of Oregon Recyclers, August 2009 Newsletter

Free Tire Collection at Knott Landfill

Residents can bring their tires to Knott landfill located at 61050 SE 27th Street in Bend on Saturday, September 19th and dispose of them for free.

The free event is from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is for residents only.

On or off the rim is acceptable, please keep them separated.

Tires with rim size of up to 24 1/2" will be accepted. Limit 12 tires per load.

Please no heavy equipment tires, retailers or fleet tires.

For more information, contact Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste at 541-317-3163.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

E-Waste Recycling Update

Since the new statewide program took effect January 1, 2009 where televisions, computers, laptops and monitors could be recycled for free, Deschutes Recycling has collected over 300,000 pounds since the New Year.

Residents can bring up to seven of these items per visit and recycle them for free anytime during normal operating hours of Monday - Sunday from 7:00am - 4:30pm, closed holidays.

All other computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice and other electronic items can be recycled for a fee.

Document Destruction Available at Deschutes Recycling Facility

Bring your personal documents to Deschutes Recycling for shredding. Your documents will be put in a SecureShred locking cart and will be shredded with the SecureShred truck. It’s safe and secure with our locking roll carts!

For information on rates, please call 382-2263. Materials accepted at Deschutes Recycling 7 Days A Week from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed holidays.

And if you'd prefer, you can schedule the SecureShred truck to come to your home or business and we'll shred your documents right on site.

Why Use Compost

Compost is crucial to any gardening or landscaping endeavor. Central Oregon soils are naturally poor in quality and lack organic matter, which can be the source of many plant problems. Soils amended with SoilBuilder® and BioFine® compost will provide the benefits of water retention and nutrients, requiring less watering and fertilizing. Your soil will be easier to work with and plant in. Plants will grow larger and faster and be more resistant to disease. Healthy soils make healthy plants!

Deschutes Recycling stands behind the quality of its SoilBuilder® and BioFine® compost products with a rigorous quality assurance and testing program. Samples of our compost are sent every 3 months to the soiltest lab in Washington for independent testing under the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Approval program, which sets national standards in the composting industry.