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 (PDF), or fill out the 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.
- Aluminum cans
- Chipboard (cereal boxes)
- Corrugated cardboard
- Junk mail
- Paper bags
- Phone books
- Plastic jugs, bottles, & tubs
- Tin / steel cans
- Aerosol spray cans
- Aluminum foil
- Ceramic dishes
- General household waste
- Hazardous materials containers (motor oil, anti-freeze)
- Juice boxes
- Metal / plastic hangers
- Paper drink cartons
- Plastic bags
- Plastic cups
- Plastic toys
- Polystyrene foam
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 Blue Mountain Transfer Station, and Port Angeles Plaza (at Golf Course Road).
For information about how to recycle items not collected curbside, see the Recyclopedia on the 2 Good 2 Toss website. Simply click on Clallam and look for the link under the Navigate tab. Or for your convenience, you may prefer to download a printed version (PDF).
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 $9.03 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.
- Branches up to 4" in diameter
- Lawn clippings
- Small trimmings
- Branches larger than 4" in diameter
- Food waste
- Noxious weeds
- Plastic bags
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).