Solid Waste Management
Preventing waste is just as important as proper disposal of waste. We can stop waste before creating it. Materials have carbon footprints before they make it to their “end-of-life”, and to reduce that impact on our environment, here are some tips:
- Before buying, think “do I need this item?”
- Buy high quality products which will last a long time and can be repaired.
- Shop locally, reducing shipping and packaging waste.
- Prioritize shopping for pre-owned products whenever possible.
- Repair and re-use items instead of discarding.
- Donate usable items instead of discarding
Benton County’s Materials Management program aims to help our communities prevent waste before it occurs. Watch this video from DEQ to learn more.
Waste Prevention Resources:
- Reduce paper consumption by reducing Junk Mail – Helpful Resource
- To find locations to donate, repair, or recycle - Searchable Waste Prevention Directory
- Corvallis Sustainability Coalition
- Refillable Glass Bottles – Support refillable products when you shop
For more information on local Waste Prevention go to:
The Materials Management (Solid Waste) program of the Benton County Community Development Department has franchise agreements with:
- Coffin Butte Landfill, for Disposal Site
- Republic Services of Corvallis, for Hauling
- Republic Services of Albany-Lebanon, for Hauling
Benton County residents have access to the following curbside collection services:
- Compost (Mixed Organics)
Additional curbside collection services:
- Glass (Corvallis and North Albany)
- Fall Leaf Collection (Corvallis, Adair Village, Philomath, North Albany)
- Winter Holiday Tree Collection (Benton County, Corvallis, Adair Village, Philomath, North Albany)
For detailed services and schedules, choose below:
- Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC)
- Disposal Site Advisory Committee (DSAC)
Recyclables can be placed in your tan cart for collection. When an item’s useful life is completed, it is important to recycle. Recycling turns the materials from that item into something new, and reduces the need to generate new materials. Recycling helps conserve valuable resources and reduces the greenhouse gas footprint and climate change impacts of materials.
Contamination is a major issue, and prevents some items from being recycled properly. Be sure to place only acceptable items in the tan cart. Please leave out glass, bags and film, and anything with food waste.
Recycle Right! Use this guide to choose which items to recycle. All items must be empty, clean, and dry!
Community Recycling Depots:
- 28972 Coffin Butte Road, Corvallis, OR 97330
- Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
- (541) 745-5792
- 110 NE Walnut Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330
- Center is on the east end. Enter from Belvue St., either from Walnut Blvd. or Circle Dr.
- Hours: Everday, 7:00am-7:00pm
- Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
- South Store1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis, OR 97333
Become a Master Recycler – Linn Benton Master Recycler Class
Paint Recycling – PaintCare Program Drop-Off Locations
Electronics Recycling – Free E-Waste Recycling available throughout Benton County at these locations
BottleDrop – You can return recyclable bottles and cans to local BottleDrop Locations
Packing Peanuts & Packing Materials – Recycle at local mailing centers. Call ahead and ask if packing peanuts and materials are accepted!
Car Donation and Recycling – Call donation and recycling organizations to check if they accept vehicles
City of Corvallis - Recycling
City of Albany - Sustainability
For more information on Waste Prevention and Recycling go to: