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Reduced Rate Program

Reduced rate program for garbage and recycling services available to qualifying households in unincorporated Washington County.

Reduced Rate Program for garbage and recycling services

Starting January 1, 2023, eligible households in unincorporated Washington County can benefit from a reduced monthly rate for standard garbage and recycling collection.

Do you live in a single family home a duplex, triplex or a fourplex in unincorporated Washington County and have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level? Do you pay your garbage bill directly? If so, you can receive a 75% discount on standard garbage and recycling collection service rates

For full eligibility details read FAQs below.

Application for the Reduced Rate Program

Reduced rate for monthly collection service includes the recycling surcharge. (Effective August 1, 2023)

Cart Size

20 gallon

32-35 gallon

60 gallon

90 gallon

Urban Reduced Rate*





Rural Reduced Rate**





* Urban customers are those located within the Metropolitan Service District Boundary.
**Rural customers are located outside the Metropolitan Service District Boundary.
Additional services and fees are not included in the Reduced Rate Program.

General questions or comments? Please contact Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling by calling 503-846-3605.

Eligibility questions? Please contact Community Action by calling 503-615-0771 or by email [email protected]. Please do not send personal financial information to this email.

The County and garbage and recycling collection companies will take all reasonable steps to ensure language interpretation services are available at no cost to any community member seeking assistance.