Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Half Price Yard Debris 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 prunings, pine cones, weeds and pine needles to Deschutes Recycling during their event.

Stumps must be smaller than 12" in diameter or they will not be accepted. Branches no larger than 2" in diameter and 36" in length. Rocks, lumber, metal, trash or plastics of any kind are not accepted.
Stumps must be smaller than 12" in diameter or they will not be accepted.

For more information on FireFree and creating a defensible space around your home, visit

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Deschutes Recycling is located at Knott Landfill in Bend.
61050 SE 27th Street

Deschutes Recycling will be back on their winter schedule starting November 1, 2017
Winter Schedule
Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 4:30

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oregon’s Recycling Markets

In recent months, China has 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. 

Resident are encouraged to continue recycling, but to stop any “wishful recycling” which is putting an item into a recycling container that doesn’t belong, wishing it will be recycled.

Any items that are dirty or not on the list of materials accepted for recycling in your local market leads to contamination.  A good mantra to follow is, when in doubt, find out.

Contact your local garbage and recycling provider for a recycling guide or pick one up at Deschutes Recycling.  Follow the recycling guide and remember keep all types of plastic bags and film out of your recycling carts.

For more information, call 541-388-1910.