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Completely empty aerosol cans can be disposed in your curbside blue co-mingled container or at the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport. If there are contents in the can, please contact us to find the most responsible way to dispose of them.

Aluminum is a metal that can be recycled indefinitely. Please recycle in your curbside blue co-mingled recycling container or at the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport.

Aluminum is a metal that can be recycled indefinitely. Please recycle in your curbside blue co-mingled recycling container, at the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport, or redeem beverage aluminum at local grocery stores.

You can haul old appliances, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport, for recycling (fees associated). If you have an old working refrigerator/freezer to get rid of, check out the PUD Clash for Clunkers program. Cash for Clunkers program is ENDING in MARCH 2018.

Asbestos was commonly used in building projects, but the fibers are dangerous and should be disposed of carefully. Please contact us​ to responsibly dispose of your asbestos as special waste.

Household batteries can be dropped for recycling at the following locations: Newport Recycling Center (7450 NE Avery), Newport City Hall, Newport Fire Dept, Newport Police Dept, Newport Public Library, Newport Recreation Center. Car batteries need to be disposed of at the Transfer Station (8096 NE Avery).

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Small amounts of books can be put in your curbside blue co-mingled recycling container.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate.

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of brush trimmings in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

You can recycle cardboard in your curbside Comingled blue recycle cart or bring to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated) or you can put small amounts in your trash/landfill cart at the curb. Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Please place CD cases in landfill/trash cart for disposal; they are not recyclable.

Chemicals should never be disposed down the drain, on the ground, or into a storm sewer. Adding them to your other solid waste can be dangerous to sanitation workers or waste treatment systems. Always check product labels for direction on proper disposal. C​ontact us to learn more about special hazardous drop-off facilities for paints, solvents, pesticides, cleaning, automotive, and other products.

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of mixed compostables in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport, for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport, for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Grease and cooking oil should never be poured into the sink. Simply pour the grease or cooking oil into a jug or bottle with a tight lid to avoid leaks and place it in your regular trash container for weekly pickup.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated) for disposal. Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

We have a crayon recycling program throughout our local schools as well as a drop off location at our office, 7450 NE Avery, Newport

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

Small drywall pieces can fit in your trash/landfill cart, but you can haul or we can haul it to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport for disposal. Remember to cover your load!

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge. Other types of electronics are currently not included in this program.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station for disposal, 8096 NE Avery (fees associated).  Contact us for an estimate because it may be cheaper for us to come get it.  Remember to cover your load if you’re hauling!

We accept discharged fire extinguishers for recycling at no cost.  Please bring to Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery.

Ask about our fishing net recycling program through info@thompsonsanitary.com

Please put fluorescent bulbs in your landfill/trash cart for disposal.

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of all food waste in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

Check out the PUD Cash for Clunkers program. We will pick up your working freezer, haul it at no cost, and you get a credit on your PUD bill. THIS PROGRAM ENDING IN MARCH.  After that, you can bring appliances to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, and the recycling attendant will direct you.  If you have questions, email us at info@thompsonsanitary.com.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated) for disposal. Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Glass can be recycled at the following depot locations: Newport Recycling Center (7450 NE Avery) and in South Beach at the Rogue Ales Brewery parking lot.

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of all grass clippings/yard debris in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

Grease and cooking oil should never be poured into the sink. Simply pour the grease or cooking oil into a jug or bottle with a tight lid to avoid leaks and place it in your regular trash container for weekly pickup.

Chemicals should never be disposed down the drain, on the ground, or into a storm sewer. Adding them to your other solid waste can be dangerous to sanitation workers or waste treatment systems. Always check product labels for direction on proper disposal. C​ontact us to learn more about special hazardous drop-off facilities for paints, solvents, pesticides, cleaning, automotive, and other products.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Be a responsible pet owner, please dispose pet waste in the landfill/trash cart. Do NOT put in your Mixed Compostables cart.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated) for disposal. Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

We have Sharps containers for your medical hypodermic needle disposal.  The Sharps container sizes are gallon and quart sizes and price includes disposal.  Contact info@thompsonsanitary.com for prices.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

We are an official Paintcare drop-off site.  Please bring your labeled, lidded paint can to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, for free recycling. Click here for acceptable paint recycling.

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of all leaves/yard debris in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

Please put light bulbs in your landfill/trash cart for disposal.

You can recycle magazines in your curbside Co-mingled blue recycle cart or bring to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station for disposal, 8096 NE Avery (fees associated). Contact us for an estimate because it may be cheaper for us to come get it.  Remember to cover your load if you’re hauling!

We have Sharps containers for your medical hypodermic needle disposal.  The Sharps container sizes are gallon and quart sizes and price includes disposal.  Contact info@thompsonsanitary.com for prices.

You can haul old appliances, or we can haul for you, to be recycled (fees associated).  Please take to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery and the recycling attendant will direct you. Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate.

Milk, juice, soup cartons (waxed coating) can’t be recycled in our area.  Please put them in your landfill/trash cart for disposal.

Unfortunately, mirrors have a reflective coating painted on the back making them nearly impossible to recycle. Currently, there are no recyclers we’re aware of who take mirrors for recycling. The best thing to do is to dispose of it in your trash/landfill cart.

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

You can recycle newspaper in your curbside Co-mingled blue recycle cart or bring to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport.

You can recycle office paper in your curbside Co-mingled blue recycle cart or bring to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

We are an official Paintcare drop-off site.  Please bring your labeled, lidded paint can to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, for free recycling. Click here for acceptable paint recycling.

You can recycle paper in your curbside Co-mingled blue recycle cart or bring to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery.

Chemicals should never be disposed down the drain, on the ground, or into a storm sewer. Adding them to your other solid waste can be dangerous to sanitation workers or waste treatment systems. Always check product labels for direction on proper disposal. C​ontact us to learn more about special hazardous drop-off facilities for paints, solvents, pesticides, cleaning, automotive, and other products.

Be a responsible pet owner, please dispose pet waste in the landfill/trash cart. Do NOT put in your Mixed Compostables cart.

You can recycle phone books in your curbside Co-mingled blue recycle cart or bring to the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of all food-soiled paper in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

Plastic BOTTLES & JUGS ONLY are accepted in our curbside program and Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery. Check the neck! If the opening is smaller than the base of the container, it’s recyclable!  No other plastics are acceptable.

Plastic bags are NO LONGER accepted at the Newport Recycling Center.  Some grocery stores are still taking them for recycling.

These containers are hinged, thus clamshell name, and are no longer accepted in Mixed Recycling. Because recycling sorting facilities are not designed to properly sort out these items from other materials and the decline in the global recycling market, they are NOT included in mixed recycling programs.

We are no longer accepting plastics #3-7, including plastic tubs, yogurt containers, etc. because there is currently no market for them. Plastic BOTTLES & JUGS ONLY are accepted in our curbside program and Recycling Center. Check the neck! If the opening is smaller than the base of the container, it’s recyclable!

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport, for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

As long as your propane tank is empty, we can recycle it at the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport

PVC Pipe can go in your landfill/trash cart or can be hauled to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated)

Check out the PUD Cash-for-Clunkers program. We will pick up your working refrigerator, haul it at no cost, and you get a credit on your PUD bill.  THIS PROGRAM ENDING IN MARCH. After that, appliances can be brought to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, and recycling attendant will direct you.  Questions?  email us at info@thompsonsanitary.com.

Reusable grocery bags are great because they save plastic bags from being buried in our landfill, but can’t be recycled.  Please put them in your landfill/trash cart for disposal when they’ve lived out their useful life.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery, Newport (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

You can haul scrap metal, or we can haul for you, to be recycled at the Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport (fees may be associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Shredded paper should be contained in a bag in your curbside trash/landfill cart.  Another option is a shredding service where all shredded paper is recycled: Thompson’s contracts with iSecure, Inc. to offer secure, onsite, certified NAID document shredding at your business with local customer service.  You can also pick up a convenient size personal ShredBox at our office to collect your confidential papers and bring back to shred when it’s filled. Email us for more info, info@thompsonsanitary.com.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

Your styrofoam can be disposed of with your regular trash collection. Simply bag your styrofoam waste before putting it in your trash can.

Through the Oregon E-Cycles program, anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to our Newport Recycling Center, 7450 NE Avery, Newport for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge.

Bring your tires to be recycled at the Agate Beach Transfer Station. Fees associated. Check our self haul link for rates.

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of tree trimmings in your curbside Mixed Compostables cart for weekly service.

Under-sink Disposals can be recycled, but must be dropped off at the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery St, Newport, to be recycled as an appliance.  It CANNOT go in your Mixed Recycling cart.

You can haul, or we can haul for you, to the Agate Beach Transfer Station/Recycling Center, 8096 NE Avery (fees associated). Contact us at info@thompsonsanitary.com for an estimate. Remember to cover your load!

VHS tapes go in your landfill/trash cart at the curb. Currently, there are no reyclcing programs for VHS tapes.

Pallets can be put into Mixed Compostables ONLY if the pallets are NOT treated wood, ALL nails removed, and are CUT into 3-foot lengths.  Otherwise you can haul them to the Agate Beach Transfer Station, 8096 NE Avery (fees may be associated).  Please cover your load!

If it grows, it goes! You can dispose of yard debris (tree/grass trimmings, leaves, brush, weeds) in your curbside Mixed Compostables recycling cart for weekly service or you can haul to the Agate Beach Transfer Station (fees associated).

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