Solid Waste & Recycling

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:

Jackson County Recycling Partnership  {2}
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.

Recology Ashland 

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.  Contact Recology Ashland at 541-482-1471 or

Three Great Reasons to Recycle
  • Recycling helps us conserve natural resources like wood, water and minerals
  • Recycling saves energy
  • Recycling reduces emissions that contribute to global climate change
Solid Waste and Recycling Services – Residential & Commercial

Residential: Curbside recycling is picked up every other week. When signing up for trash collection you will have the option to receive a 64 gallon recycle cart. Follow this link to see what items are accepted.

Commercial: Depending on your needs, Recology offers both cart and container options for commercial recycling. Please call Recology at 541.482.1471 for available options.

Solid Waste and Recycling Drop-off:  Public solid waste and recycling drop off is available at the Valley View Transfer Station located at 3000 Valley View Road.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal: Recology Ashland, along with event co-sponsors, hosts an annual collection event in early May. Click here for more information.   There is also information on Toxics Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction on DEQ’s website here!    

Interested in becoming a Master Recycler?  Each spring there is a training course that teaches composting, local solid waste infrastructure, hazardous waste avoidance and much more! Check out the dates for the next training here.

Helpful Links
Jackson County website

Jackson County Re-Directory - A list of organizations in Jackson County who can help you manage your waste stream as smartly and sustainable as possible.

Bottle Drop- Oregon bottle bill redemption center information

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

PaintCare- Find out where you can take your unwanted latex and oil base paints locally 

Electronic Waste Recycling 

Prescription and over-the-counter medication disposal – see where you can drop off your unwanted medications locally  

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 at 541-482-1471 or
  • City of Ashland Conservation at 541-482-5306 or


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