Thursday, November 18, 2010

Deschutes Recycling Holiday Schedule

Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill will be closed for the following dates over the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Day - Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Year's Day - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Please remember Deschutes Recycling and the County Landfill are closed on Sundays.

For more information on the services Deschutes Recycling provides, visit

Half Price Yard Debris Sale a Big Hit!

For the third year in a row, Deschutes Recycling and FireFree have offered Bend area residents a terrific value for recycling their fall yard clean up debris. The half price sale enticed residents to recycle 5,414 cubic yards of woody biomass.

“The half price sale event is a key part of involving area residents in removing debris from around their homes and property,” says Brad Bailey President of Deschutes Recycling. “This event is a great partnership between Deschutes Recycling and FireFree.”

“With burning no longer allowed in the city of Bend, the half price sale provided a valuable alternative to area residents while increasing awareness about other steps they can take to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires reaching homes and neighborhoods,” says Katie Lighthall, FireFree Program Coordinator.

Lighthall reminds residents that the FireFree message is a year-round effort to educate community members about how they can be prepared for wildfires.

Residents are encouraged to visit the for more information on reducing the structural vulnerability of homes and living in a fire adapted community. For information about recycling and compost products, visit