Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Deschutes Recycling Closed Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Due to extreme wind conditions and the safety of our customers and employees, Deschutes Recycling closed their facility as of 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19,2017.

Deschutes Recycling plans to re-open Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.

For more information call 541-388-1910.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Deschutes Recycling Holiday Schedule

Deschutes Recycling and the Landfill will be closed on the following holidays:

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 2018

The Facilities will re-open the following days at 7:00 am.

For more information on the services Deschutes Recycling provides, visit www.deschutesrecycling.com or call 541-388-1910.


Christmas Tree Recycling

Local Boy Scout troops will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees in your community the weekends of December 30 & 31 and January 6 & 7.  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 up trees in your neighborhood. Trees will be recycled so please have trees cleaned of all lights, decorations and tinsel.

For more information, please call the numbers listed below.
541-385-3977 for pick-up SW Bend; west of 3rd Street and south of Newport/Greenwood

541-385-2692 for pick-up NW Bend; west of 3rd Street and north of Newport/Greenwood

541-385-2672 for pick-up NE Bend; east of 3rd Street and north of Greenwood/Highway 20

541-385-3942 for pick-up SE Bend; east of 3rd Street and south of Greenwood/Highway 20

At no charge Residents can bring their Christmas trees to Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill, from January 2 - 31, 2018. 

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 paper cards and send electronic holiday cards to reduce paper waste.

Give the gift of togetherness
Consider making a charitable donation in someone else's name. Or, give an experience or an event to remember, such as: Tickets to a concert or sporting event or memberships to a museum or zoo.

Take reusable cloth bags on shopping trips
Thousands of bags end up in our landfills during the holidays. Reduce the number of bags by bringing reusable shopping bags for holiday gift shopping.

Use earth-friendly gift wrapping alternatives
Try the following instead of traditional wrapping paper: Scarves, handkerchiefs and bandannas, old posters and maps, newspapers (the comic sections works great), etc.

Use rechargeable batteries
About 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. Rechargeable batteries reduce the amount of potentially harmful materials thrown away, and can save money in the long run.

Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day
This saves energy and lights last longer.

Remember to recycle your old electronics at Deschutes Recycling in Bend.  TVs, computers, monitors, desktop printers, keyboards and mice can be recycled for free.  Other electronics can be recycled for a nominal fee.

Recycle your live Christmas tree
Bring yours to Deschutes Recycling at no charge or have The Boy Scouts pick it up and make a donation.
For more ideas on how to reduce your waste over the holidays, visit rethinkwasteproject.org.