Non-Curbside Recycling & Garbage

Collage of non curbside recyclables: electronics, packing foam, batteries, small appliances, etc.

Non-Curbside Recycling

We know Beaverton residents and businesses are committed to recycling – both at the curb and beyond. Many materials are recyclable, just not in your home or work mixed recycling. To be allowed in your mixed recycling materials must be able to be sorted safely. Items like batteries, plastic bags and light bulbs can be recycled but are either difficult to sort from other materials or pose a hazard at the recycling center, therefore they cannot be placed into your mixed recycling containers.

Here's a list of some of the more common non-curbside recyclable items:

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Block foam and foam peanuts
  • Christmas trees
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Mattresses
  • Paint
  • Plastic bags
  • Tires

To learn of alternative locations for your beyond-the-curb materials please visit Metro's Find a Recycler tool.

Don’t forget that a lot of items can be conveniently recycled right at home or work! Visit our Recycling - What Goes In for a refresher.