Recycling

Recycling in Eugene
Curbside recycling service is included in the cost of garbage collection. Most materials are commingled, with glass collected in a separate container. Below is a list of what can be recycled curbside. All items must be clean.

In Your Commingled Container
  • Cardboard- Flatten cardboard and make sure it is clean. No waxed cardboard allowed.
  • Paper- Mix all paper together in your commingled recycling cart. Shredded paper must be placed in a paper bag with the top securely closed.
  • Plastics- Jugs, tubs and bottles only. No lids, plastic bags, packaging materials, plastic wrap or Styrofoam-like material.
  • Tin and aluminum- Aluminum food trays, food and beverage cans only. Clean aluminum may be crumpled into a ball. NO aerosol cans, paint cans or chemical cans.
Separate From the Rest of Your Recycling
  • Glass- Bottles and jars only. They must be separated from the rest of your material.
  • Used Motor Oil- Store in an unbreakable container with a screw top. Ask your hauler where to place the container.