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There's an app for that: recycling, garbage calendar is now simpler

Washington County launches tool to help residents manage trash


The Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program has released the new Garbage and Recycling Day tool to help residents find answers to common questions about curbside garbage and recycling collection service.

Residential recycling and garbage collection customers can access their collection schedule online and print customized calendars at home. This free online service makes it easy to remember when to set out garbage and recycling carts.

Residents can also track the next collection day by signing up for phone, email or text reminders. By signing up for reminders, residents will also get notifications when or if schedules change due to holidays or severe weather interruptions.

Another feature called “what to recycle and where” allows residents to look up materials and learn where to recycle them.

Garbage and Recycling Day is available to all customers within Washington County, with the exception of city of Beaverton residents. It’s available on the county’s website and on mobile devices as a free app downloaded from app stores.

“A frequent question residents have is, “When should I put my recycling out?” said Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste & Recycling Program supervisor. “Another question is whether or not something can be recycled. The Garbage and Recycling Day tool will help residents find answers to these questions, 24/7.”

The tool is customized based on each resident’s home address and can be accessed by visiting washingtoncountyrecycles.com and clicking on Garbage and Recycling Day. Or search for Garbage and Recycling Day in the App Store or Google Play.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-846-3605.