MHTH is pleased to partner with HR Garbage Service/Waste Connections
to offer our recycling depot for co-mingled recyclables (paper, cardboard, plastic containers with a neck, etc.), and glass, in addition to returnable bottles and cans with a OR 10¢ deposit. Upper Valley folks are encouraged to bring recyclables to Mt Hood Town Hall. It's convenient (open from dawn to dusk), helps the planet (keeps material out of the landfill), and could save you a trip to town! Generally, the containers are serviced on Thursdays and switched out when full.
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Our recycling depot features two containers - one exclusively for GLASS, and one for CO-MINGLED MATERIAL (e.g. cardboard, tin/aluminum cans, mixed paper, #1 and #2 plastic bottles/containers with a neck, etc.). Please be sure to rinse/clean your glass, plastic, and tin/aluminum containers. It is important for us to have relatively clean material in order to keep the recycling depot open and available (and to insure that the majority of the material actually DOES get recycled).
CLICK HERE for a list of the materials accepted for recycling.
Plastic water and soda bottles regardless of size, aluminum beverage cans, and glass beer, juice, or tea bottles all have a 10¢ deposit in Oregon. We appreciate the donations of bottles and cans with a 10¢ redeemable value. In addition to keeping tons of material out of the landfill, recycling and redeeming the 10¢ deposit supports our efforts to restore and maintain the treasure that is Mt Hood Town Hall.
Glass bottles and jars regardless of color can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing quality, durability and purity as long as it isn't contaminated with other types of glass (like plate glass or tempered glass). Be sure your glass bottles don't have a 10¢ deposit before you throw them in to the GLASS bin. If it has a deposit, please place it in the appropriate hole in the Bottles and Cans bin.
Cardboard is another material that is recycled frequently. Boxes used as shipping materials are big and bulky. Please breakdown and flatten cardboard boxes in order to maximize available space in the bin. Heavier boxes may use staples or glue to hold them together. Breaking them down may take a little time but it really increases the volume of material a bin can hold. (Staples don't have to be removed.) Likewise, plastic milk jugs and juice bottles should be rinsed and smashed to allow for more material in the bin. We appreciate the extra effort!
Our volunteers and staff like to keep the grounds in beautiful condition. The same holds true with the recycling depot area. Please don't leave bags of trash or recyclables next to the containers. If for some reason you are unable to put your material in the appropriate bin, please take it with you. We simply don't have the resources nor the desire to clean up a bunch of garbage. Thank you for helping us keep it clean!