Ashland Recycling Center (Water Street)

Ashland Recycling Center


Ashland Recycling Center

Water & Van Ness Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Map & Directions

The Ashland Recycling Center is open 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday)

Please contact us for more information.

Ink Jet Cartridges & Cell Phones: Residential customers can drop off up to three (3) empty ink jet cartridges. There is no limit on cell phones.

The Ashland Recycling Center does not accept electronics, car batteries, heavy metals, or motor oil, but you can recycle these for free at the Valley View Transfer Station.

Holiday Schedule - Closed

  • Independance Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day - Closes at 2:00 p.m. day before
  • New Year's Day - Closes at 2:00 p.m. day before

The following are free services offered at Ashland Recycling Center:

Recycling Services:


* See attendant for assistance.

Additional Free Services:

  • Composting classes
  • Compost demonstration area
  • "FreeBox" clothing and shoe exchange
  • Tours (by appointment only)
  • Food bank collection
  • Free fall leaf drop off days
  • Pet adoption - Over 200 dogs adopted!

Grab a printer-friendly copy of our free services!

Compost Demonstration Area FreeBox Pet Adoption
Compost Demonstration Area Freebox Area Pet Adoption Center


What Goes in a Commingle Cart?

Help us recycle - Please put all commingle items in cart - Clean & rinsed items only Nothing on ground or around cart will be picked up

If it's not a YES, it's a NO



  • Corrugated Cardboard (Flattened)
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Cereal & Cracker Boxes
  • Opened Mail, Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Shredded Paper (3" Min. Strips Only)
  • Paper 6-Pack Holders
  • Telephone Books
  • Gift Wrap (No Foil)
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Paper Bags
  • Newsprint & Glossy Ads


  • Large Metal Lids
  • Aluminum & Tin Cans
  • Aluminum Foil (Make Large Balls)


  • Plastic Bottles & Rigid Tubs
    (Yogurt, Tofu, Cottage Cheese)
  • To-Go-Containers
  • Clamshells
  • Paper Cups or Plates
  • Pet Food Bags
  • Snack Food Bags
  • Shredded Paper (Confetti Style)
  • Glass (Glass Goes in Small Bins)
  • Paper Towels or Napkins
  • Plastic Bags or Plastic Lids
  • Styrofoam
  • Stickers
  • Waxed Milk Cartons or Aseptics
  • Photographic Paper
  • Food Contaminated Paper (Pizza Boxes)
  • Candy Wrappers

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Commingle Cart Flyer (English) / ¿Que va en el carro de reciclaje? (Español)



GlassGlass Bottles

  • Glass is collected in a separate area from other recyclable materials.
  • We accept all glass bottles
  • Do not put your glass inside plastic bags, paper bags or paper 6-pack holders

Plastic Bag and Shrink Wrap Recycling

Plastic Bag and Shrink Wrap Recycling

ONLY at the Ashland Recycling Center! (Water St.)

Plastic and Shrink Wrap BinsYou can now recycle your plastic bags - any color or size, zip locks are OK, too! You can also bring in your shrink wrap, any clear wrapping and printed wrapping is OK.


  • The plastic bags and shrink wrap must be clean and dry -
      no food residue!
  • Put the shrink wrap only in the container marked Shrink Wrap
  • Put the plastic bags only in the container marked Plastic Bags

Never put these items into the commingle containers! (They contaminate the load.) If you need help or have questions, ask an attendant.

Please reduce or eliminate the number of plastic bags you use: switch to durable, reusable bags for your trips to the store. Keep durable bags stored in your car or bike for easy access when shopping.

Please help us make this pilot program a success! Spread the word!

Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes

Compact Fluorescent & Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes

Fluorescent Light Bulbs FAQFluorescent lights contain mercury and don't belong in the trash. Please recycle them and keep mercury out of the environment.

Residential customers can bring up to 3 fluorescent light tubes or compact fluorescent bulbs to the Ashland Recycling Center (Water Street) per visit.

Commercial Customers take material to the
Valley View Transfer Station.

Keep in mind: Using one compact fluorescent bulb eliminates the need to burn 110 pounds of coal to generate electricity. It also prevents 450 pounds of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. -from

Read more information about fluorescent light bulbs.