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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.



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Important Events You'll Want to Know About!


Household Hazardous Waste Collections:

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Calendar: (Residential only) Next  event: Saturday, December 5, 2015. 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.

2016 CEG (Businesses) Dates:  March 4, June 3, and September 30: APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. CEG Collection ad (audio clip)      Is my business a CEG information and form  



Pre-K to 3rd grade students! We want your art! Once again we are having an America Recycles Day Calendar contest featuring YOUR artwork! This year, we are partnering with the Tillamook County Year of Wellness with a broader theme of, "I am healthy when I..." Examples of how to complete the sentence would be, recycle, eat right, get plenty of rest, exercise, think good thoughts, etc. Check with your teacher to see if your class is participating. Winners will be featured in a 2016 calendar, on display throughout the county for the entire year, AND get a prize! Homeschoolers are welcome and encouraged to participate too.  Click here for contest guidelines!  Hurry and submit your entry soon as the competition closes November 10!


ATTENTION ALL SCHOOLS!! Are you interested in earning a FREE raised garden bed for your school? Are your students able to collect plastic films for a month? If  you answered "Yes" to both questions, you will be interested in our 2015 America Recycles Day challenge! Schools are asked to collect a minimum of 1500 bags-o-bags (and other qualifying plastics) for one month (the month of November) and those who do so successfully will earn a garden bed made from recycled plastic lumber. How COOL is that? Click here for challenge guidelines!


Master Recyclers: Our FOURTH class is coming soon! Keep an eye out for more information as we finalize details! Call or email for more information! or 503.842.3419


Read about the first MASTER RECYCLING course graduates!


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.


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

We're excited to share that we have new colors! There are three locations to purchase: our office at 503 Marolf Loop, in Tillamook; CARTM in Manzanita; or the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Bay City! Price is $24 for 3 1/2 gallons! Get yours soon--supplies are going fast! 




Do you have an item that can be reused that you are looking to get rid of? For example, you are replacing the windows in your home but the old ones are still good. Rather than PAYING to dispose of them as garbage where they will eventually end up in a landfill why not see if anyone else can use them? Check our new RECYCLED ITEMS EXCHANGE page. If you have something that can be reused, contact us  and we'll post it on our website--free of charge! The only requirement is that the item must be free of charge as well. Contact us at to post your items.


Having a family reunion  Or a company picnic  or other large gathering?   Let us help you recycle! We have CLEARSTREAM® containers to use FREE OF CHARGE! Just read this press release for more details!




What was our 2013 recovery rate? Click HERE to read the DEQ Material Recovery Report.




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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 - 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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