Solid Waste Reduction, Recycling and Removal
The City of Ashland participates with several key regional partners in providing waste reduction, recycling and composting services as well as community education on all aspects of waste stream reduction opportunities. Key partners and programs include:
Recology Ashland has provided solid waste disposal services to Ashland residents for over 50 years and has also developed a strong recycling program for the community. Recology operates the Ashland Recycling Center as well as the Valley View Transfer Station and leads and participates most if not all waste reduction and recycling programs and events in the community.
Jackson County Recycling Partnership
JCRP is a consortium of local governments and waste haulers within Jackson County that work to cooperatively address all solid waste issues, sponsor waste education programs and events. JCRP also coordinates and completes documentation to ensure Jackson County meets all State of Oregon solid waste mandates and regulations.
Jackson County Recycling Directory
This directory is one of the many resources compiled and maintained by JCRP. The directory provides lists of organizations that accept materials for recycling. The list includes the the location, contact info and recycling details by recycled material type.
In partnership with the City of Ashland Conservation Commission, composting classes are provided each summer free of charge at the Ashland Recycle Center. Information on dates and times are published by both Recology and the City on their websites and calendars as well as newspaper ad's.
City of Ashland Conservation Division
The City of Ashland's Conservation Division assists in coordinating the City's efforts with these and other partners in waste reduction, recycling and education in addition to their specific work in energy and water conservation. The Conservation Division administers the Earth Advantage residential new construction program within Ashland, which involves the certification of new homes meeting strict standards in five categories; energy, health, water, materials and land which includes waste reduction and recycling throughout the construction process.
The City also has a demolition ordinance that includes recycling/reuse planning and implementation for any structure approved for demolition. City staff coordinates and verifies the demolition complies with the debris diversion and recycling plan submitted with the permit application.
For more information on community programs, events and opportunities relating to the reduction, re-use and recycling of solid waste, please contact:
- Jamie Rosenthal, Recology Ashland (also member of Ashland Conservation Commission) at 541-482-1471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adam Hanks, City of Ashland Conservation Division at 541-552-2065 or email@example.com