Recycling & Yard Waste Collection

Residential Recycling Collections


Recycling is an important part of the city's Waste Reduction Program.  Materials that are recycled do not have to be hauled to a landfill and buried forever. Instead, the materials are transported to Tacoma, sorted, and shipped to markets in this country and world-wide. Recyclables are re-processed and used in the production of new products.

Residential recycling collection is offered to all city single-family dwellings up to four plexes. Service is provided by Waste Connections, Inc., under contract with the City of Port Angeles. There is no additional charge to recycle. Collections are every-other-week.  Download collection calendar. Fill out the Residential Request and Change Form to sign up.

Recyclables are collected in a 96-gallon covered, wheeled, waterproof cart that conveniently holds all recyclables except glass. Glass is not collected because broken glass can contaminate other recyclables, damage processing equipment, and pose a danger to sorting crews.
  1. Materials Accepted
  2. Materials Not Accepted
Materials that are accepted for curbside recycling include:
  • Aluminum cans
  • Chipboard (cereal boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Plastic jugs, bottles, & tubs
  • Tin / steel cans

Recycling Reminder Magnet

Confused About What Can and Cannot be Recycled?
See this photo for a quick and easy reference. 

A young man putting recyclables into a blue recycling container.

Recycling Glass and Other Non-Curbside Items


You can recycle glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear) at the Regional Transfer Station's Recycling Center, Country Aire Natural Market, the Port Angeles Plaza, and the Blue Mountain Transfer Station.

For information about how to recycle items not collected curbside, see the Recyclopedia at 2good2toss.com, or download a printed version for your convenience.
  

Commercial Recycling


The City of Port Angeles also contracts with Waste Connections, Inc. for cardboard pickup from city commercial garbage customers, including apartment buildings. There is no additional charge. 

Waste Connections also collects paper, plastic, tin, and aluminum. A collection fee is charged for these items. Businesses must contact Waste Connections directly at 360-452-7278 for this service. 
  

Residential

Yard Waste Collections


Yard waste collection is available to all city residents for an additional charge of $8.85 per month. This is an every-other-week service. During the months of December, January, and February, pick up is only once a month. You may also choose to self-haul to the compost facility at the Regional Transfer Station for a fee. 
  1. Yard Waste Accepted
  2. Yard Waste Not Accepted
Materials accepted as yard waste include:
  • Branches up to 4" in diameter
  • Brush
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small trimmings
  • Weeds

Backyard Composting and Natural Yard Care


You can create your own compost pile right in your backyard. This will reduce the amount of garbage and yard waste that needs to be collected, and the finished compost can be used as a soil amendment around your flowers and shrubs.
  
Email County Waste Reduction for free composting information, or download a Composting Basics information sheet. For information about grass mulching, download the  Natural Yard Care Booklet.