ST Helens Recycling

April 28, 2022

Longer opening hours for

Please have your recycling roll cart & bin curbside by 6:00am on your service day.

Recycling is picked up ever other week. We recommend that you wait until the cart is full to bring it to the curb.

Mixed Recycling Cart

Place the following items together in your mixed recycling container

Clean paper and cardboard, including

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Telephone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • Cereal, cracker & shoe boxes
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Notebook paper, computer paper, file folders, stationery
  • Wrapping paper (No foil, plastic coating or tape)
Clean drink cartons
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Soup and broth cartons
Clean Plastic Bottles and Tubs
  • Yogurt-type containers (6 oz. or larger)
  • Rigid plant pots (4 in. or larger)
  • Buckets (5 gal. or smaller)
  • Plastic bottles (6oz. or larger)
  • Plastic jugs
Clean Metal
  • Metal cans. Place the lid inside the can and crimp shut to hold the lid inside.
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Small Scrap Metal Pieces (No larger than 30 inches. Weight limit 30 pounds.)
Glass is NOT accepted curbside

Bring it to the Columbia County Transfer Station for recycling.

Motor Oil

Is accepted at the Transfer Station for no charge (limit container-size to 5-gallons; place in clean, leak proof container).

Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1601 Railroad Avenue
St. Helens, OR 97051

(503) 366-2613

For more information about accepted materials, rates, hazardous waste collection events and other recycling information, visit the Columbia County website.

Beyond Curbside Recycling

Waste Management offers convenient mail-in collection programs for batteries, electronics, sharps, toner cartridges and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Call 800-808-5901 or visit for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Waste Management Customer Service at 1 800 808-5901 or e-mail us at Waste Management Customer Service.


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