If you live in the city limits of Bend, Redmond, or Sisters and have curbside garbage service, you can recycle as well. If you live outside city limits or in La Pine or Sunriver, you can drop off your commingled recyclables at a transfer station or recycling center.
Contact your garbage service provider for more information.
In Deschutes County, we recycle bottles, tubs, and jugs, but do not refer to the number. The number inside of the chasing arrows symbol tells us what the material is made of, but does NOT mean the material is recyclable. Not sure? Ask us!
Recyclables get baled up and trucked over the mountains to a Materials Recovery Facility )MRF) where they are sorted mechanically and by hand. From there, materials are sold to markets where they get recycled into new products.