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 the City of Port Angeles. There is no additional charge to recycle. Collections are every-other-week. Download collection calendar (PDF), or fill out the Residential Request and Change Form (PDF) to sign up for service.

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
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Confused About What Can and Cannot be Recycled?

See this photo (PDF) for a quick and easy reference.

Please note: Glass recycling is not available at this time. Click here for more information.

For information about how to recycle items not collected curbside, see the Recyclopedia on the 2 Good 2 Toss website. Just click "Clallam" and look for the link in the top right corner. Or for your convenience, you may prefer to download a printed version (PDF)

Commercial Recycling

The City collects paper, plastic, tin and aluminum. Businesses must fill out the Commercial Request and Change Form (PDF) to sign up for service.

Residential Yard Waste Collections

Yard waste collection is available to all city residents for an additional charge of $8.88 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 (PDF) information sheet. For information about grass mulching, download the Natural Yard Care Booklet (PDF).