Recycle at Home - Sherman County

What can I recycle?

Where can I recycle?

How do I get a recycling bin?

How can I recycle items that are not accepted at the recycling depot or transfer station?

Note: curbside service may vary, depending on whether you are a business or household and where you are located (City, incorporated rural center, un-incorporated area). Call The Dalles Disposal Service for further information about garbage or recycling service within Sherman County: (541) 298-5149.

What can I recycle?

Download our recycling brochure


(A) Put these items together in your blue bin:



(B) Keep these items separate:

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, phone books
  • Office paper, colored paper, note pads, letters, paper bags
  • Shredded paper in a paper bag (less mess)
  • Boxes, such as tissue, shoe, cookie, cereal and cracker style boxes (liner removed)
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Plastic bottles with a neck (rinse) beverages, milk jugs, shampoo, detergent, cleansers. Please remove lids.
  • Plastic tubs 6 oz. to 5 gallons in size (cleaned) dairy products, cat litter, detergent, lids removed
  • Plant containers 4 inches and larger (cleaned)
  • Aluminum cans and tin cans (rinsed)
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans (remove plastic caps)
  • Gabletop cartons, such that milk and juice come in
  • Aseptic shelf-stable cartons 

  • Glass bottles and jars (rinse, put metal lids in blue recycle bin). Put glass bottles and jars in a separate bucket or container.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened). Put these next to or underneath your blue bins.
  • Motor oil (put in an opaque 1 gallon milk jug with a lid and place next to your curbside garbage and recycling)
Not accepted in curbside recycling:
  • Clear “clamshell” containers



Where can I recycle in Sherman County?

You can take your recycling to one of these Self Haul Recyling Depot locations:
Grass Valley (Mondays-Tuesdays 1-3 pm) 
Moro (2nd Fridays & Saturdays, 9 am-4:30 pm) 
Wasco (3rd Fridays & Saturdays, 9 am-4:30 pm) 
Rufus (4th Fridays and Saturdays, 9 am-4:30 pm)

If you have any questions about recycling collection at any of these locations, please call Waste Connections at The Dalles Disposal at (541) 298-1598.


Managing My Materials


Upcoming Events

2018 Household and Small Business
Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule


Hood River
February 23, 9am-2pm
May 18, 9am-2pm

The Dalles
February 24 18, 9am-2pm
May 19, 9am-2pm

April 14, 10am-2pm – Maupin
April 21, 10am-2pm - Parkdale
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
May 5, 10am-2pm -  Dufur
Ag Events
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
October 31, 10am-2pm – Hood River
November 1, 10am-2pm – The Dalles

Click here for full listing and more info
about our 2018 Hazardous Waste Events.