In the Bag!

Recycling Made Easy at your ApartmentBeaverton Recycles reusable shopping bag.

The City of Beaverton has made recycling more convenient for its 15,000-plus apartment residents through its In the Bag! program. Since October 2004, the program has made durable, reusable recycling tote bags available to over 200 apartment communities throughout the City. The tote bag makes storing and transporting your recyclable materials a very simple process.

All you need to do is find a convenient place, such as a cabinet, cupboard, or closet, to keep the tote in your apartment while you collect your recycling. You can place all recyclables in this tote, including paper, plastic bottles and tubs, cans and scrap metal, cardboard and glass - just remember to separate the glass once you take it to your recycling center.

Quick Tips

  • If you did not receive a complimentary recycling tote bag at the time of your check-in, please contact your property manager or contact us to order one.
  • Please rinse food and liquid containers before placing them in the tote.
  • To find the nearest recycling area at your complex, contact your property manager.
  • When the tote is full, simply carry the bag down to your complex’s recycling area, empty it and reuse it.
  • Place the items in the appropriate container – glass must go in the designated glass cart and everything else in the commingled recycling container.

Request a Free Tote

Contact the City of Beaverton Solid Waste and Recycling Program at or 503-526-2665 to request a free tote.