Metro Central Transfer Station - Recology Portland
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Metro Central Transfer Station Operated by Recology Oregon Recovery

Where to Find Us
  • 6161 Northwest 61st Avenue
  • Portland, OR 97210
  • 503.226.6161
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Our Hours
  • Due to inclement weather, Metro Central Transfer Station will open at 11 AM, Friday, January 19. 
  • Daily: 8 AM – 5 PM
Holiday Schedule
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

Recology Portland manages Metro Central Transfer Station, one of two public facilities owned by Metro, the regional government for the greater Portland area. Commercial collection companies and residents dispose of business and household waste here. This is the last chance to recycle waste before it’s sent to landfills.

Please also visit Portland’s Metro Central website for detailed disposal and rate information.

Available Services

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Household & Hazardous Waste Drop Off

It is illegal to put household hazardous waste in the trash or recycling carts. 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.

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Transfer 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.

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Recycling Center

Drop off recyclable materials for proper recycling at this location. We'll make sure that it gets recycled instead of heading to landfill.

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Green 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.