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Curbside Recycling

Containers Out by 6:00 am

Collection times may vary as routing schedules change, and so it is very important to have all containers at the street by 6:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation. Please remove all containers from the street as soon as possible after collection.

Mixed Recycling Cart

Place the following items together in your mixed recycling container

Clean paper and cardboard, including

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Telephone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • Cereal, cracker & shoe boxes
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Notebook paper, computer paper, file folders, stationery
  • Wrapping paper (No foil, plastic coating or tape)

Clean drink cartons

  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Soup and broth cartons

Clean Plastic Bottles and Tubs

  • Yogurt-type containers (6 oz. or larger)
  • Rigid plant pots (4 in. or larger)
  • Buckets (5 gal. or smaller)
  • Plastic bottles (6oz. or larger)
  • Plastic jugs

Clean Metal

  • Metal cans. Place the lid inside the can and crimp shut to hold the lid inside.
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Small Scrap Metal Pieces (No larger than 30 inches. Weight limit 30 pounds.)

Recycling on the side

Glass: Mix all colors. Labels OK. Do not include light bulbs, window glass, vases or drinking glasses.

Motor Oil: Put your used motor oil in a one-gallon or smaller see-through container and cap it tightly. Empty milk jugs make good oil containers.

Beyond Curbside Recycling

Waste Management offers convenient mail-in collection programs for batteries, electronics, sharps, toner cartridges and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Call (800) 808-5901 or click here for more information.

For recycling options for materials not collected curbside, click here or call (503) 234-3000.

Curbside Garbage

Waste Management provides weekly garbage service for residents of the City of Gaston.

Place your materials within three feet of the curb/roadway by 6:00 a.m. on your pickup day. For the safety of our drivers, do not overfill garbage cars or compact contents too tightly.

Item Weight Limit
32 Gallon Cart Weight Limit 60 lbs.
64 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 100 lbs.
96 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 145 lbs.

Securely bag loose and dusty materials such as ashes, kitty litter, sawdust, animal waste, and packing "peanuts" before placing in the garbage can.

Extra Garbage

There is an an additional charge for each extra bag or container (32-gallon, 60 lb. limit) that does not fit in your garbage container with the lid closed. If you often have extra garbage, you may want to increase your garbage container size to avoid overflow and extra garbage charges.

For further information to establish, change or discontinue service please contact customer service.