Our contract with Waste Management states that the maximum gallon can for pick-up is a 35 gallon can. Waste Management will not pick up garbage that is in cans over 35 gallons. If the garbage is bagged, you may set the bags out at the curb, or put in the acceptable 35-gallon cans. To deter animals you may spray the bags with ammonia.
Garbage must be place at the curb or along the pavement (within 6 feet of the edge of the pavement), unless otherwise required, on the collection day and no earlier than 8 p.m. on the night before and by 7 a.m. on garbage collection day. Weight limit: Bag - 40 pounds; can - 60 pounds. Carpeting must be cut in 4' lengths, rolled and tied. Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves) may be bagged, but cannot exceed the 40 pound limit. Tree branches must be in 4' x 2' bundles and securely tied.
Large items (such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc.) will be collected on the same day as your rubbish. Place at the curb with your rubbish before 7 a.m. or the night before. No telephone call is needed for large item collection with the exception of any item with freon (refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner and dehumidifier). There is no need to empty the freon, however, items with freon are picked up only on the first Wednesday of each month and you must contact the Street Department at least 24 hours in advance at 419-698-7016 to schedule.
If a resident requires extra services that are not contracted by the city, they may call Waste Management to arrange for special service at the above number or they may look into the phone book's Yellow Pages under "Rubbish & Garbage Removal." Carry-out/Carry-back services are available for disabled residents. They may leave up to 4 containers/bags to be picked up. Call the Streets Department for information.
- vegetable and fruit waste
- animal manure (securely wrapped or bagged)
- household wastes including ashes, metals, glass, paper, clothing
- non-corrugated boxes (tied & bundled 3'x3')
- old appliances
- water heaters
- furniture and mattresses
- carpeting (bundled in lengths of 4 feet by 2' and weigh no more than 40 pounds)
- clean empty paint cans with lids removed
- lumber, building and remodeling materials, construction materials, roofing materials
- tires, automobile parts
- stones, rocks or dirt
- steel or iron
- motor oil
- pesticide containers
- paint, paint thinner or other paint products
- tree stumps
- dead animals
The City of Oregon operates a curbside recycling program in conjunction with garbage collection. Recycling occurs every other week and all recyclables should be placed only in the City of Oregon 64-gallon rolling container provided to each residence. To ensure pick-up please have your container at the curb or along the pavement (within 6 feet of the edge of the pavement) before 7:00 a.m. the day of your collections or no earlier than 8:00 p.m. the night before collection day. There is no limit on the amount of recyclables that you may put out each week. An additional 64-gallon recycling cart is available from the City of Oregon for $45.00 for use by residents. Call the Water Billing Department at (419) 698-7039 or order in person at 5330 Seaman Road in the Water Billing Department. A list of recyclable materials and a complete set of rules and regulations (Solid Waste Collection Rules and Regulations booklet) are also available in the Water Department. Please place your cart at the curbside with your trash. If you decide you do not want the 64-gallon cart, please contact the Division of Streets at (419) 698-7016 and we will arrange for your cart to be picked up.The City is divided into two zones for pick up. Zone A includes all residents east of Coy Road, including east side of Coy Road. Zone B includes all residents west of Coy Road, including the west side of Coy Road.
The following materials are the only items that will be accepted in our curbside recycling program:
- #1-6 soft plastic bottles or jars and other plastic containers such as:
- Soda bottles
- Salad dressing bottles
- Milk/water jugs
- Laundry/cleaning products containers; shampoo bottles
Glass (All Colors)
- Juice, pop & soda bottles
- Water bottles
- Beer & wine bottles
- Food jars
- Tin food cans
- Aluminum & steel beverage cans
- Aluminum foil and pie pans
- Aerosol spray cans
Paper (Newspaper, Junk Mail & Magazines
- All newspapers, including color and glossy inserts and magazines
- Corrugated cardboard , shoe and food boxes (cereal, etc.)-please remove liners in boxes
- Drink boxes, milk & juice cartons
Junk mail or other paper
Solid Waste Management
In addition to the curbside collection service offered by the City of Oregon, there are expanded recycling opportunities available to Residents of Lucas County. More information is available online at Lucas County Recycling or by contacting them at (419) 213-2230.
The Lucas County Solid Waste Management District offers recycling and collection of specialty, household hazardous, tire, and electronic waste for Lucas County Residents.
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Yard Waste Drop-Offs
- Recycler’s List
- Computer and E-waste Reycling
- Tire Recycling
There is a Recycling Facility at the Pearson Park Ranger station off Starr Avenue. They will take all paper, including phone books, cans, plastics, glass, metal and cardboard.