Waste & Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

Who Picks Up My Garbage & Recycling at the Curb?

Cities generally license, franchise or provides curbside recycling inside city limits. 

Outside city limits, and within the Urban Growth Boundary,  Lane County is responsible for ensuring that your garbage company provides the opportunity to Recycle.  

This is the list of Collection Service Providers that we know of and the area's they serve.

What are your hours?

The Glenwood Transfer Station is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday.  It is open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between April 1 and September 30 It is closed on Sundays between October 1 and March 31.

Click here for hours at other sites.

Office hours at Glenwood are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

How much does it cost to dump garbage?

Disposal fees for residential waste are calculated by volume unless the load cannot be assessed visually, if it comes in a dump bed, or if commercial quantities or commercial materials are being disposed.

Up to 1 cubic yard of regular garbage will cost $12. Up to three yards is $20.  Each additional yard over 3 cubic yards is $10 per cubic yard.  Higher fees are assessed for heavier materials such as construction debris and rubble.  $1 off rebates are offered for senior citizens (60 and older) and for recycling prior to dumping garbage (minimum 10 pounds).

A full schedule of fees can be accessed by clicking here.  There is a 10 yard maximum allowed per customer, per day, at rural sites. 

Commercial loads at Glenwood and Florence are calculated by weight.  Click here for a schedule of fees for commercial and scale loads.

How do I get to the Glenwood Transfer Station?

From Eugene:  Take Franklin Blvd. east into Glenwood. Turn right onto Glenwood Blvd., then right onto E. 17th Ave.

From Springfield:  Take Main Street west into Glenwood. Turn left onto Glenwood Blvd., then right onto E. 17th Ave.

Via Interstate 5 northbound OR southbound:   Take Glenwood/East Eugene Exit # 191. At overpass, turn right onto Glenwood Blvd. and proceed approx. ¼ mile to intersection with E. 17th Avenue. Turn left (west) onto E. 17th, which dead-ends into the Glenwood Transfer Station front gate one block ahead.

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What kinds of things can I bring?

We accept non-hazardous solid waste as garbage and 25 different types of materials for recycling.  If you are not sure about an item, please check the list of prohibited items below.  If you still have questions, please give us a call at 541-682-4120.

What items do you not accept?

We do not accept liquid wastes and other prohibited wastes including electronics, motor oil, tires, appliances, asbestos-containing materials, and auto batteries. 

We have recycling options at all our transfer stations for auto batteries, appliances, motor oil, and tires, as well as free electronics recycling at six of our sites. Click here for a list of Lane County's free electronics recycling locations

Is it ok if everything is mixed together?

Our sites are arranged so that you will recycle first before dumping your garbage.  Please arrange your loads so that garbage will be the last thing out.

Does it cost to recycle?

Most recycling is free.  But few materials do carry a fee: wood waste, yard debris, tires, propane tanks, and appliances with refrigerants.  A full schedule of fees can be accessed by clicking here.

Are appliances accepted?

Appliances containing refrigerants will be charged the appliance fee of $15.25 (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps). Other large appliances
(washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, water heaters, and microwaves without the glass plate) can be recycled for free in the metal recycling container.

Disposal of appliances as garbage is against the law in Oregon. If a customer disposes an appliance as garbage, the fee for the appliance will be doubled plus any handling fees to retrieve the appliance. The appliance will NOT be returned to the customer.

What should I do with leftover paint?

Residential paint (latex and oil-based) is accepted for free without an appointment in the recycling area at the Glenwood Transfer Station.  There is a maximum of 20 gallons per visit (measured by can size). Maximum container size is 5 gallons.  Cans must have lids and labels intact. No rusty or leaking containers.  If you have rusty or leaking containers or other types of hazardous waste, please call to make a hazardous waste appointment (541-682-4120).

Small businesses can take paint to local paint stores. 

Empty metal cans can be recycled in metal recycling containers at all transfer stations.

Mattresses?

Mattresses are charged as regular garbage; they are not charged per mattress.  At sites without scales they will be assessed by volume (cubic yard) in accordance with garbage rates. 
Maximum of 4 mattresses per visit at all sites except at Glenwood and the landfill.  At these, loads with over 4 mattresses will be charged the  mattress rate of $110.800/ton.

Is paper shredding available?

We do not offer paper shredding, but next door to the Glenwood Transfer Station there is a business that does. International Paper Recycling:  (541) 744-4100.

Is wood from home improvement or demolition accepted? What is the cost?

Wood is accepted for recycling at the Glenwood Transfer Station for a fee of $15.50 for up to 3 cubic yards and $8.00 per additional yard.  Per ton fee is $71.12/ton.

Construction & demolition waste disposed as garbage is $15.00 per cubic yard.  Less than one cubic yard is $12.

Rubble, roofing, stumps, rock, and dirt are charged at $39.50 per cubic yard.  ½ cy minimum is $19.75.

Per ton fees for construction & demolition waste is $76.77 at sites with scales.

How do I dispose of asbestos? What is the cost?

Asbestos is accepted by appointment at the Short Mountain Landfill.  Special packaging procedures are required.  Please call for more information 541-682-4120.

The disposal rate for asbestos containing materials is $111.82/ton.

Asbestos packaging bags can be purchased at the Building B office at the Glenwood Transfer Station.

Disposal of boats?

Boats will need to be delivered directly to the Short Mountain Landfill.  Please call the landfill to make arrangements: 541-726-3047

How do I schedule an appointment for free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal?

Please call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment.  The HHW facility is open every Thursday and Saturday except for a few days each year when we’re holding hazardous waste roundup events in cities around Lane County. 

Do you accept credit cards?

We accept debit and credit cards at all sites EXCEPT London, Sharps Creek, Walton, Low Pass and Swisshome.  All sites accept cash or in-state checks.