Recovery Zone

Where to Find Us
  • 2200 NE Orchard Avenue
  • McMinnville, OR 97128
  • (503) 472-3176
    After Hours Emergecy Contact (503) 474-4823
Location Map

Our Hours
  • Monday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Holiday Schedule

Close at 2:00pm on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve; Closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


The Recology Western Oregon Recovery Zone is a Materials Recovery Facility that accepts recyclables, bulky items, electronic waste, and a variety of other items. We provide the opportunity to recycle wood, scrap metal, cardboard and more from mixed loads of trash. The Recovery Zone is a public recycling drop-off center open Monday-Saturday.

General Manager:
Carl Peters

Construction and Demolition Debris

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality requires the McMinnville Transfer Station to screen for, and prevent the acceptance of asbestos.

To meet this standard, Recology may require an asbestos survey from an accredited inspector or laboratory testing indicating the material doesn’t contain asbestos from loads containing construction, remodeling or demolition debris. Any items containing asbestos cannot be accepted at the McMinnville Transfer Station.


DEQ Fact Sheet on Asbestos:

Laboratories qualified to test for asbestos:

Licensed asbestos abatement contractors:

Oregon landfills accepting Asbestos waste:

  • Electronic Waste Drop Off
    Electronic Waste & Universal Waste Drop Off

    Electronic and universal waste, such as consumer batteries, cell phones, and TVs are prohibited from the trash and recycling carts because they contain poisonous heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium that can pollute groundwater and pose harmful effects to public health. Please drop off these items at this facility for safe disposal.

  • MRF (Recycling Center)
    Materials Recovery Facility (Recycling Center/Depot)

    Materials Recovery Facilities serve as an important part of our recycling process. This is where recyclables are sorted and baled by commodity, and then shipped to paper mills, glass plants, and other manufacturers to be made into new products. Some MRFs accept material from the public.

Disposal Materials & Rates

We recycle wood, scrap metal, cardboard and more from mixed loads of trash.

We accept cash, check, VISA, Discover or MasterCard.

No Charge Drop Off

Fees Apply

      • Office paper
      • Newspaper, magazines, phone books
      • Cardboard
      • Tin, aluminum, scrap metal
      • Plastic bottles, jars, tubs, pots, and buckets
      • Glass bottles, jars, other glass
      • Motor oil
      • Car batteries
      • Electronics, including computers, VCRs, printers, computer monitors, TVs, stereo equipment
Minimum charge $15, $10 per cubic yard

  • Appliances – $10.00
  • Refrigerators and Freezers – $25.00
  • Clean lumber
  • Tires (Auto/Pick-up) – $4.00 (off-rim) / $8.00 (on-rim)
  • Tires (Large Truck) – $10.00 (off-rim) / $30.00 (on-rim)
  • Anti-freeze

We Cannot Accept the Following Items:

    • Medical waste (accepted at our business office).
    • Hazardous waste, including paint or solvents (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events)
    • Dead animals and animal waste – these items can be taken to the landfill
    • Liquid waste – this item can be taken to the landfill


Yard Debris

Yard debris can be disposed of at Recology Organics – McMinnville