Seasons Greetings! 

The office and transfer station will be closing at 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 
We will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Collection routes will run on a one-day delayed schedule.

Thank you for your business and we wish you a safe and happy holiday season! 

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Serving Hood River County, Oregon for more than 20 years

Residential Service

After extensive research and planning, the City of Hood River and Hood River Garbage have deployed a new solid waste collection service on May 1, 2017.

The new 3-roll cart system was chosen because it will:

  • Increase diversion rates
  • Positively impact the environment
  • Improve public safety
  • Reduce nuisance

Residential Container Types

For the City of Hood River there are four different residential containers:

Roll Cart - Black Lid Garbage Every other week
Roll Cart - Green Lid Compost Weekly
Roll Cart - Blue Lid Recycling Every other week
Square Bin - Blue Glass Every other week

Container Set-Out Instructions

The new carts with wheels were chosen to make it easier for residents to move their materials to the curb and reduce injury.  And, the cart sizes and frequency of collection are designed to increase composting and recycling.

  • Set out containers by 7AM on collection day.
  • Place containers within 3 feet of the curb facing the street.
  • Space containers 3 feet apart and 6 feet away from other objects like cars or mail boxes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Published by the City of Hood River

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What materials go in each container?



  • Coffee cups
  • Facial tissue
  • Freezer boxes
  • Painted or stained wood
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic containers marked compostable
  • Takeout containers
  • Wrappers

Must be bagged

  • Pet waste
  • Cat littter
  • Diapers & hygiene products
  • Sawdust
  • Packaging peanuts
  • Broken glass

Place in sealed container

  • Kitchen fats
  • Oils
  • Grease

Not Allowed in Garbage Carts

  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Ashes (hot or cold)
  • Car batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt or rocks
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Liquid paint
  • Medical sharps


Food Scraps

  • Beans
  • Bread
  • Bones
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruits
  • Grains
  • Meat
  • Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Spoiled food

Yard Debris

  • Flowers
  • Grass
  • Houseplants
  • Leaves
  • Plant clippings
  • Small branches
  • Vines
  • Weeds



  • Bottles
  • Buckets
  • Jugs
  • Tubs


  • Carboard boxes, flattened
  • Cartons
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard
  • Phone books
  • Scrap paper


  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum trays
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Steel cans


Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Mix all colors together
  • Labels are ok
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