Recology Oregon Recovery Transfer Station, or Metro Central Transfer Station, is one of two regionally owned facilities in the Portland area where commercial and residential collection companies dispose of business and household waste. This is the last chance to recycle the waste before it’s sent to landfills.
Please also visit Portland’s Metro Central website for detailed disposal and rate information.
- Household & Hazardous Waste Drop OffHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop Off
It is illegal to put household hazardous waste in the trash or recycling carts. Hazardous waste includes items such as fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, sharps, medications, and other toxic chemicals.
When hazardous wastes end up in a landfill, they can cause serious threats to humans, wildlife and the environment. Please drop off these items at this facility for safe disposal.
- Transfer StationTransfer Station
Our transfer stations serve as public drop-off locations for materials to be hauled and processed at nearby compost or recycling facilities. Depending on the facility, items may be sorted and then taken to their respective processing facilities based on material type.
Transfer stations typically accept all sorts of recyclable materials. Please see the accepted items list or check with us before visiting to ensure acceptance of certain wastes.
- Recycling CenterRecycling Center
Drop off recyclable materials for proper disposal at this location. We'll make sure that it gets recycled instead of heading to landfill.
- Green Waste and Food WasteGreen Waste and Food Waste
This facility accepts residential and commercial green waste and food waste. Green waste may consist of leaves, branches, twigs, soils, or plants, and food waste may consist of food scraps, peels, and bones.