We are proud to provide Lane County residents with 16 disposal sites that offer full recycling options as well as garbage disposal. We further serve the community with educational resources that emphasize waste prevention and reuse.
Fees and Rates for Disposal
Disposal Site Hours and Information: We are Summer Hours through September!
Special & Hazardous Waste
Report Illegal Dumping
What to Do with Chemicals and Toxic Waste
Learn About the Short Mountain Landfill
Repair2ReUse – Use this repair guide to waste less and support the local economy
Alternative Reuse – What to do when donation centers don't want it
Yes/No Photographic Guide – What materials are recyclable at transfer stations
These items are not allowed in the garbage by state law:
We have recycling options at all our transfer stations for auto batteries, appliances, motor oil, and tire as well as free electronics recycling at six of our sties. Click here for a list of Lane County's free electronics recycling locations.
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Lane County Waste Management is facing a $1.5 million imbalance between the revenue it generates and the cost to ensure the continued and future operation of Short Mountain Landfill, which is Lane County’s only public landfill.
Lane County Waste Management operates through an enterprise fund, meaning it must generate enough revenue to sustain its operations through usage fees. Waste Management receives no tax funding to operate.
The County contracted with a professional solid waste consulting firm to evaluate the current Lane County Waste Management system and provide options to correct that imbalance.
You can download the full report here.
The report outlines several internal and external changes. Internally, the report offers recommendations to change how and when certain equipment is used, as well as recommendations for the distribution of waste at Short Mountain.
External recommendations in the report include eliminating the senior discount and recycling discount programs and requiring commercial haulers in the metro area to haul their loads directly to Short Mountain Landfill, rather than the nearby Glenwood Transfer Station. The report also recommends the closure of eight of Lane County’s sixteen rural transfer stations: Creswell, London, Mapleton, McKenzie Bridge, Rattlesnake, Sharps Creek, Swisshome and Walton.
The Board of County Commissioners will make the ultimate decision on which, if any, of the identified options to pursue. Commissioners will have the opportunity to adopt, adjust or refuse any of the options presented.
The Board is tentatively scheduled to receive a presentation regarding the report on August 2nd and begin public discussion of the options.
The following public input meetings have been scheduled prior to Board discussion:
Wednesday, July 13, 5:30–7:00 p.m. at Upper McKenzie Community Center (54745 McKenzie River Drive, Rainbow)
Wednesday, July 20, 5:30–7:00 p.m. at Walton Fire Station (corner of Highway 126 and Nelson Mountain Road in Walton)
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