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City of Redmond FREE Residential Spring Clean Up Event

High Country Disposal will provide free collection of miscellaneous household waste and appliances the week of April 15, 2019. Collection is only for residents within the city of Redmond. 

When and where to set out materials: Collection day will be the same day as regular garbage service, during the week of April 15 – April 19, 2019. All materials should be set out by 6:00 am in the same general location as garbage roll carts.

What to set out: Free collection is limited to the following:

  • Four cubic yards of miscellaneous household waste. Please bag all loose items. (Four yards = a regular pickup truck filled to the cab.)
  • Two Appliances. All appliances must be emptied of food, water, clothing, etc.

Keep the above items separated from each other and at least four feet away from roll cart, recycling cart and mailboxes. Material in excess of above limits can be collected for an additional charge.

What not to set out: Items that are not accepted include: large furniture (couches), mattresses, hazardous waste, chemicals, paint, tires, wood stoves, heavy metal objects, toilets, lawnmowers, sod, dirt and rocks.

Questions: Please contact High Country Disposal at 541-548-4984 with any questions.

 

Free Residential Shred Event in Bend

Saturday, March 16, 2019, SecureShred, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, is partnering with Deschutes County Sheriff’s office to provide a free residential shredding event in Bend.

The free event is intended for residential shredding only. No commercial or business shredding. There is no cost to the public up to 4 medium boxes of personal documents.

Where: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 63333 W Highway 20, Bend

When: Saturday, March 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Sheriff’s office is asking event participants to bring non-perishable food to benefit local food banks.

Drug disposal – there will be a deputy on hand to collect outdated or unwanted prescription medication or over the counter drugs.

If you would like more information about SecureShred or to schedule an appointment for the on-site document destruction truck to shred at your home or business, please call 541-382-2263 or visit SecureShred.

Important Holiday Collection Schedule

There will be no collection service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Service during both holiday weeks will be delayed one day.

For the week of Christmas and the week of New Year’s, the following collection schedule will be in effect:

Tuesday customers will be picked up Wednesday.

Wednesday customers will be picked up Thursday.

Thursday customers will be picked up Friday.

Friday customers will be picked up Saturday.

This holiday collection schedule will be in effect for both holiday weeks.

Please contact the High Country Disposal office if you have any questions about your collection day over the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday at 541-548-4984.

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Local Boy Scout troops in Redmond will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees in your community the weekends of December 29 & 30 and January 5 & 6.  Requested donation is $5-$10. 100% of money raised will go directly to the individual scout troops.

Individual troops in your area will post door flyers specifying which days they will be picking up trees in your neighborhood. Trees will be recycled so please have trees cleaned of all lights, decorations and tinsel. For more information, please call 541-385-3989

High Country Disposal can collect your tree on your garbage day the week of January 7 – 11, 2019 for a $5 charge. Please set your tree out next to your roll cart.

For city customers with curbside yard debris service, you can recycle your Christmas tree by cutting the tree down to smaller pieces and placing in your yard debris cart. 

At no charge, All County Transfer Stations and Sisters Recycle Center will take Christmas trees December 26 – January 31, 2019 at no charge.  No flocked trees accepted.  Trees must be cleaned of all lights, decorations, tinsel and wire for recycling.

 

Reduce Waste over the Holidays

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It’s estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1 million tons of additional waste is generated each week nationwide. Consider some of these
tips and ideas to help reduce waste.

Use reusable gift wrap or alternative gift wrapping ideas
Scarves, bandanas, and newspaper (comic section) are great alternatives for gift wrap.

Send electronic or recycled-content cards
Electronic holiday cards reduce paper waste. If you are purchasing cards, look for recycled ones.

Take reusable cloth bags on shopping trips
Help reduce the thousands of bags that end up in the landfills during the holidays.

Purchase a live tree that can be replanted after the holidays 

Or recycle your live tree when you are done with it. Make a donation to the Boy Scouts of America to pick up your tree or bring it to Negus Transfer Station at no charge during the month of January 2019.

Give the gift of togetherness
Consider making a charitable donation in someone else’s name. Or, give an experience or an event to remember, such as tickets to a concert, sporting event, or memberships to a museum or zoo.

Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day
This saves energy and lights last longer.

Use rechargeable batteries
About 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. Rechargeable batteries reduce the amount of potentially harmful materials thrown away, and can save money in the
long run.

Electronics
Remember to recycle your old electronics at Negus Transfer Station in Redmond. TVs, computers, monitors, desktop printers, keyboards, and computer mice can be recycled for free.

Holiday items you can recycle
Regular gift wrapping paper (no foil), paper shopping bags, gift boxes, holiday cards and envelopes, packing paper, cardboard packing pieces, holiday catalogs.

Holiday items that can’t go in your blue recycling cart
Liners and tissue paper from shopping bags and shoe/gift boxes (that you don’t want to reuse), ribbon, foil backed wrapping paper, plastic bags, and wrappers.

For more ideas on how to reduce your waste over the holidays, visit http://www.rethinkwasteproject.org/reduce/reduce-waste-over-the-holidays/