Mixed Recycling Rollcart
Clean, empty and dry. Newspaper (including advertisements and paper inserts), cardboard, magazines and catalogs, junk/direct mail, boxes (cereal, cracker, cookie and shoe boxes), office paper (copier and printer paper, file folders, note paper, computer paper, brochures), phone books, paperback books, paper bags
No shredded paper
or egg cartons. Pizza boxes in the Mixed Organics bin.
Bottles & Jugs
Clean, empty and dry with the lids removed. Bottles 12 ounces or larger only and jugs (milk, juice, detergent)
No cups, tubs
(yogurt or cottage cheese containers), caps, jars, lids, pumps, clamshells, or plastic bags.
Tin & Aluminum Cans
Clean, empty and dry.
Paper labels can be added separately.
Small Recycling Bin
(when available in your area)
Alkaline, rechargeable &
small button cells. Sizes AAAA through D, 6-volt -
9 volt. Must be in a
No rusty cans!
Usable latex paint
and any oil-based paint. Place up to 2 one-gallon labeled cans.
Place in a sealed, leak-proof, plastic screw-top container.
Place into a screw-top
see-thru plastic jug.
Keep separate from
No window glass, canning jars, or drinking glasses please.
Place up to 2 gallons
of cooled oil into
original or clean
see-thru plastic screw-top container.
Compost (where available)
Salem, Keizer, Stayton, Silverton, Turner, Jefferson, and Woodburn residents living within the city limits can put food & yard waste in the yard debris/mixed organics cart.
- Coffee Grounds
Seafood & Shells
- Pizza Boxes
Garden, Fruit & Vegetable Scraps
Marion County continues to lead the way in recovery and recycling, however there are still items we wish we could recycle but can’t. We call this wishful recycling. Because recycling relies on markets willing to buy used items, it’s not possible to recycle everything. When non recyclables are added to the mixed recycling bins, it causes contamination that can lead to machinery failure. So let’s keep our recycling stream as clean as possible. In Marion County, residential trash is sent to the Energy From Waste Facility in Brooks where we create electricity. So remember, when you encounter wishful recycling, when in doubt, throw it out!
Please keep these items out of the curbside recycling:
• Plastic Bags
• Disposable Coffee Cartridges
• Disposable Coffee Cups & Lids
• Egg Cartons
• Aerosol Cans
• Frozen Food Boxes
• Greasy or Waxed Cardboard
• Shredded Paper
• Mesh Bags for Fruit
• Plastic Bottle Caps
• Plastic Tubs & Jars
• Clamshells & Take out containers
• Medical Waste
• No glass in mixed recycling rollcart
Check out the Residential Curbside for services in the following Marion County areas: Aurora, Detroit, Gates, Gervais, Hubbard, Idanha, Jefferson, Keizer, Mill City, Mt. Angel, Salem, Scotts Mills,
Silverton, Stayton, St. Paul, Turner,
If you have any further questions please feel free to call Environmental Services at 503-588-5169 or email