South Mill Street Recycling Depot

Effective immediately - Cooking Oil No Longer Accepted at Recycling Depot


Beginning March 6, 2018 the City of Milton-Freewater is your recycling headquarters.

With the increased costs of labor and doing business as well as the decreased marketability of recyclable materials and the termination of our service contract for curbside recycling we had no choice but to go back to the drawing board and start over to figure out …. WHAT NEXT?  We took into consideration first and foremost our citizens! 

We did not want to raise rates so we took what we had to work with… $4.15 per customer, per month and built a program that meets the requirements of our solid waste permit with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. 

Our program is set up for our citizens to properly prepare, sort and haul their acceptable recyclable items to one of our two depots.  Both depots will be staffed during operating hours to ensure only the accepted items ---newspaper, clean corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags, glass, tin aluminum, used residential motor oil and scrap metal/appliances are deposited in the appropriate receptacles.

For more information on recycling changes happening state wide check the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) site. Click here

With times changing we are starting to see more and more rechargeable battery tools from lawn mowers to chainsaws and drills in stores rather than the good old manual or gasoline powered versions.  There are special protocols in place to safely dispose of lithium-ion batteries.  Click here to see how to get rid of their old or unused lithium-ion batteries safely and correctly rather than throwing them in the trash or recycling. 

Effective after March 2, 2018 we will no longer offer curbside recycling. Click here for information on recycling