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Preparing Your Garbage
YES! Garbage includes:
Coffee cups and lids, paper plates, take-out food wrappers and containers, drink cups and straws, utensils (paper, plastic and “compostable” items), frozen food packaging and microwave meal boxes and trays, plastic “clamshells”, plastic caps and lids, plastic bags and film wrappers, facial tissue, painted or stained wood, plywood, incandescent light bulbs, garden hoses, extension cords, snow tire chains and holiday lights.
YES! With special preparation:
BAG FIRST - Broken glass, diapers, cat litter, feminine hygiene products, ashes, sawdust, and packaging peanuts must be bagged before placing in the garbage container.
COOKING OIL, KITCHEN FATS, GREASE: These should be collected in sealed container before placing in the garbage.
NO! These items do not belong in the garbage:
Computers, monitors, TVs, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), hazardous waste, chemicals do not belong in your garbage container. To properly dispose of unwanted electronics, contact Oregon E-Cycles online or call 1-888-532-9253.