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Our Purpose

Tillamook County regulates solid waste management, providing a coordinated and fiscally responsible solid waste program to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people, and the natural and scenic resources of Tillamook County.


Tillamook County seeks to minimize the impacts of materials throughout their lifecycle, implementing outreach and education strategies that encourage thoughtful consumption, the reduction of toxics, and the recovery of our material resources.




Solid Waste Ordinance 4




Important Things You'll Want to Know About!





Help us celebrate America Recycles Day



Click the logo to see where you can meet a

Tillamook County Master Recycler

to learn more about recycling

 in Tillamook County!




FMinimum Fee to increase at Manzanita Transfer


 Station  (CARTM) and Pacific City Transfer Stations


 effective November 15, 2018.





Master Recycler Class Scheduled!! Click here for details!





Recycling newsflash!!

Effective Immediately:

Due to changes in the market beyond our control Tillamook County Transfer Stations and Recycle Centers will

 no longer be accepting many plastics.

Please see below for as list of what IS accepted.

Please note, this list is not all inclusive and may vary from one center to another.  


Recycle your STYROFOAM!! Click here for dates, times and locations!

Household Hazardous Waste Collections:

Next  event: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018  NO EVENT IN NOVEMBER(Residential only) Hours: 9am to 1pm.(strictly adhered to). Please be sure to dump any garbage or non-hazardous materials prior to arrival. No appointment necessary. Click here for a list of hazardous items that can be accepted at our waste collections.


NO PACKING PEANUTS. (These can be taken to CARTM in Manzanita or Postabox in Tillamook)

2018 CEG (Businesses) Dates: No more CEG in 2018; 2019 Dates are: March 1, May 31, Oct. 4: APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED.    Click here for CEG information and form  


2017-18 America Recycles Day Calendar goes to print quarterly in the Headlight-Herald. You may also view it here.

Jan-Mar Calendar

April-June Calendar

July-Sept. Calendar

Oct.-Dec. Calendar




Check out these videos!

Master Recycler sponsored "Trash Roadshow"  and NOW, episode 2!


and  "Let's Talk . . .with Van Moe" Featuring our own David McCall!!



Let us help your next event be



We now have several recycling tools to help - plates, cups, silverware, napkins, recycle bins...all FREE OF CHARGE! Contact us for more details!


Paint: Considering adding some COLOR to your surroundings? Check out our recycled latex paint offerings!

We're excited to offer seven colors! There are four locations to purchase: our office at 503 Marolf Loop, in Tillamook; CARTM in Manzanita;  the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Bay City; and, at the Pacific City Transfer Station in Pacific City. Price is $24 for 3 1/2 gallons! Stop by one of these locations to see the great color selection!




Ever feel like you have too many telephone directories (or other unwanted catalogs)?

Did you know that you can limit or stop home delivery of telephone directories at no cost to you? is a free, convenient, and secure way to stop unwanted telephone directories from being delivered. Opt out today!!

OR Try this option from our friends at "The Story of Stuff Project", the Catalog Choice. Click on the link for directions to stop unwanted mail and advertisements and catalogs.



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Waste Wise

Welcome to the newsletter from the Tillamook County Solid Waste Department.  "Waste Wise" brings you regular news about recycling and waste reduction issues and highlights the great work that members of our community are doing toward that goal.  The links below allow you to view this publication online.


Waste Wise - August 2018 edition   Waste Wise - May 2018 edition Waste Wise - March 2018 edition

 Waste Wise - August 2017 edition  Waste Wise - May 2017 edition Waste Wise - February 2017 edition  

 Waste Wise - Summer 2015 edition

 Waste Wise - Summer 2014 edition

Waste Wise - Spring 2013 edition Waste Wise - Summer 2013 edition

Waste Wise - Fall 2012 edition  



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This page last updated on  Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

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