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Manzanita – CART’M
34995 Necarney City Rd., Manzanita
The Manzanita Transfer Station, also known as
CART’M, takes your trash and has an array of
recycling opportunities. There are many reuse
ideas from it’s resale store to the recycled building
materials, to the demonstration garden area.
CART’M utilizes a waste oil burner system to heat
the current resale store and materials collection
processing area. The facility is in the process of reconfiguring it’s
access points to allow for better traffic flow. The plan includes a “circle”
entry road to alleviate traffic problems with the trash disposal area,
construction materials yard and recycling areas. A new, larger resale
building will be constructed from a salvaged warehouse to provide
more undercover recycling and space for storage, the re-sale items
and recycling. OSU Master Gardeners and community volunteers have
been actively landscaping areas around CART’M to include a
demonstration garden with “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” messages.
Don Averill Recycling
1315 Ekloff Rd., Tillamook
The Tillamook Transfer Station is the only
recycling center open 7 days a week from
8 am to 4:30 pm. Averill Recycling has
bins available for recycling the complete
range of materials. When arriving at the
Transfer Station to dispose of trash,
vehicles pass over a scale and are
weighed full, then return over the scale to be weighed empty and the
charge for trash is calculated. All recycling is free of charge. For more
information, contact the Tillamook Transfer Station at 503-842-4588.
For more information about CART’M, go to their website at
www.cartm.org or call 368-7764. Be sure to join in the festivities at
the annual CART’M Trash Bash on May 19th – a celebration of recycling
and re-use including a silent auction of artists’ trash art works.
Pacific City
Nestucca Valley Recycling
CART’M Waste Oil Burner System heats warehouse; CART’M is always accepting used
motor oil to keep the heat on.
Recycling is great. But reducing your waste in the first place is an
even better way to put the lid on your trash and conserve resources.
Get started with the following ideas. Chances are, you'll think of many
more ways to reduce and reuse.
• Avoid disposable items whenever possible.
• Choose durable products that can be used over and over.
• Use the blank sides of scrap paper for notes and lists before recycling them.
• Save plastic produce bags and paper or plastic grocery bags for reuse.
• Carry a cloth or string bag to use when you shop.
• Buy in bulk whenever possible; bring your own bag or container when possible.
• Pack lunches in reusable containers to reduce waste and save money.
• Choose products with minimal packaging or packaging that can be reused or
recycled easily.
• Carry a reusable cup or mug for beverages to avoid disposable cups.
38255 Brooten Rd., Pacific City
Pacific City is the smallest operation of the three
transfer stations. They have one attendant and
are open three days a week, year round (Friday,
Saturday, Sunday). After driving beyond the entrance sign, when you
enter the transfer station, there is an attendant office on the left and
the rate sign is attached to the attendant house. Across from the
attendant office is the area you see with the two people in front of a
z-wall with a drop box below for scrap metal (you can only see the
lid behind them.) For recycling other items, such as glass, newspaper,
cardboard, tin and plastic, you place your recycling items in a grocery
cart and the attendant takes care of properly sorting the items into
the appropriate recycling container. The compactor with a container
in front is where people dump garbage. They put it in the "hopper"
and then it gets put into the compactor through automation and
compacted. This was added in 2006.
Transfer Stations DO NOT accept hazardous, liquid or asbestos waste.
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Keep our Watersheds Clean
-- Used Motor Oil Recycling
Recycling Glass Gets
Weight Out of Garbage
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to recycle used motor oil, and it’s FREE.
If you change your motor oil yourself, be sure to dispose of the
used motor oil safely by:
Why should we recycle glass?
Because using recycled glass reduces energy consumption, raw materials
use, and wear and tear on machinery ensuring a steady supply of recycled
glass. Before recycled glass is shipped to manufacturers, it’s broken so it will
take up less space.
1. Put used oil in an unbreakable, sealed
plastic container.
2. No water, dirt, anti-freeze or other
chemicals mixed with oil.
3. Drop off at:
• Manzanita Transfer Station (CART’M)
• Tillamook Transfer Station (Don Averill Recycling)
• South County Public Works Shop (Cloverdale)
Is recycling oil really worth the effort? YES!
A few facts about used motor oil:
Americans throw away enough motor oil to fill approximately 120 supertankers.
One pint of motor oil can make an oil slick on one acre of water.
Around 65 million gallons of refined oil is sold in the United States each year.
Millions and millions of oil filters are thrown away each year, also to be
considered are all the oil containers that this motor oil comes packaged
in. WOW! What an impact on our waste stream.
- Oil should not be disposed on the road or down storm drains. Oil in water
will kill nearly all the plant and animal life within that water.
- Did you know that 99 tons of used oil was taken out of Tillamook?
Garage operators, farms and business owners are required by law to properly
dispose of these materials. They have their oil wastes picked up by commercial
recycling vendors that come to our area.
However, what about non-business Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYs) that change their
own oil?
There are several facilities in the County that will take your used oil, and, in
fact, re-use it. CART’M, the Manzanita Transfer Station has a waste oil burner
system that heats their warehouse/resale store and is always in need of used
motor oil and other waste oil products.
There is a tank for used motor oil at the Tillamook Transfer Station at 1315
Eckloff Road. Bring your oil in a container no larger than 5 gallons. Be sure there
is no dirt or water in the oil.
Regarding oil filters, DIYs are still allowed to dispose of
used oil filters as normal solid waste. For businesses,
the filters must be disposed of according to the EPA rules.
For DIY's, the containers the oil comes in are also
considered solid waste.
Did you know that each discarded oil filter still contains
some 20% of the total volume of oil originally in the filter?
Now the question is: How can I dispose of my used oil
filters in an environmentally friendly way? Here are some ideas for disposing
of containers and filters:
- Drain used oil filters/containers into a single container. Use a can that has
a screened lid and turn oil containers upside down on and let oil drain
overnight. This is to collect most of that 20% oil still in the used filters.
- Use this extra oil to oil guns.
- If you don't need the collected oil, take it to the Transfer Station for proper
Why are three colors used in the manufacture
of glass bottles?
The reason is a simple one--most products are placed in clear bottles, called
flint, to enhance product appeal. However, some products degrade if exposed
to sunlight. Therefore, these products are packaged in amber (brown) or green
containers. Colored glass protects certain foods and beverages from degrading
in sunlight and artificial light. The darker colors help extend the shelf-life of
certain products, which is a vital characteristic of any package. Green glass
is also an important marketing tool used to identify certain products for
consumers. No mixing of glass colors is permitted.
Why can’t you mix glass colors?
The reason: To make recycling profitable, glass factories need to turn brown
glass into brown bottles, etc. If colors are mixed, the end product is an unpredictable
hue. Glass factories don’t like it because orders are for specific colors.
Is all glass the same?
No, however glass is made up of four principal ingredients. Each glass container
consists of sand, limestone, soda ash and cullet. Most bottles and jars contain
at least 25% recycled glass. To answer the question more precisely there is
a difference between bottle glass and other types of glass. For example, plate
glass contains boron; car windshield contain plastic; crystal contains lead;
mirrors are backed with silver.
When recycling glass bottles and jars absolutely don’t include windows,
drinking glasses, mirrors, Pyrex baking dishes, coffee pots, coffee mugs,
mustard jars, plates, light bulbs or any ceramics. This makes recycling
complicated. The reason: They don’t melt at the same temperature so they
contaminate the mix.
Why do labels have to be removed from tin cans
but not from glass?
When tin cans go through the first process of recycling they are shredded, if
paper labels are caught in the machine it stops production, glass on the other
hand is melted. Contaminated loads will be rejected which means it comes
back to Tillamook to be re-sorted , cleaned, and shipped again. This is time
and money. We need to clean our recyclables before we take them to the
recycle shacks.
Uses & Re-Use of Glass
Other scrap glass secondary uses are: as an aggregate substitute for
underbedding in road construction, for fill in ditches when laying pipe, and
backfill or landscaping purposes. Other uses are abrasives, bead manufacturing,
decorative applications, fiberglass, frictionators, and fluxes/other additives.
Simple things you can do with glass other than bottles and jars: Reuse window
glass or see if you can bring it to a salvage yard. Some recycling processors
handle plate glass as a specialty item. Check the Yellow Pages under Recyclers.
Call ahead to find out. In some parts of the country window glass is being
collected and used in fiberglass.
Glass never wears out. It can be recycled forever. Education is the key to
recycling success. Recycling is a business instead of a religion or a creed but
it should start with a philosophy of caring for our community. The recycling
starts at home and in the work place.
Let's keep recycling flourishing in Tillamook County!
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Recycling Guide for Tillamook County
Newspaper ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
Glass ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
Magazines/Catalogs ◆ ◆ ◆
Aluminum ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
Tillamook and Manzanita Transfer Stations
-- Gray cardboard, egg cartons, cereal boxes,
brown sacks. Check with specific Transfer
◆ ◆
Waste Paper ◆ ◆
**Motor Oil ◆ ◆
OTHER PAPERS -- Envelopes, slicks, bright
colors, manila, junk mail, notebook and
shredded paper are accepted at Tillamook
and Manzanita Transfer Stations only.
Auto & Rechargeable Batteries ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
*Wood ◆ ◆
REFRIGERATORS & FREEZERS -Fee applies, check with specific transfer station.
Propane Tanks ◆ ◆
*Fee may apply. **Motor oil also accepted at South Co. Public Works Shop.
NO water, dirt, anti-freeze, or other chemical
contaminants mixed with oil. Use an
unbreakable container.
PLASTIC -- Plastic bottles with necks
accepted at all Transfer Stations and City Sanitary.
Plastic bags accepted at CARTM, check
with retailers.
Rechargeable Batteries – All Transfer
Stations, City Sanitary, Tillamook City Hall,
Radio Shack, Tillamook County Public Works Dept.
PAPER -- White or Pastel colors only.
Plastic ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
MOTOR OIL -- Tillamook and Manzanita
Transfer Stations and South County Public
Works Shop.
ALUMINUM -- Large pieces
SCRAP METAL -- Steel, iron, tin, car parts,
tire rims, stoves, hot water heaters are
*Tires ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
TIRES -- Fee applies, check with specific
Transfer Station and City Sanitary.
BATTERIES -- Car batteries are accepted
at no charge.
IS IT TIN OR ALUMINUM? To find out if a
can or lid is aluminum test it with a magnet.
If it is aluminum the magnet will NOT stick.
*Dishwashers ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
WASHERS, DRYERS, DISHWASHERS -Fee applies, check with specific transfer station.
bindings, tear large catalogs in half.
Beverage cans – check with retailers or
Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity
*Washer/Dryers ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
*Medical Sharps
by color, bottles and jars only.
CARDBOARD -- NO plastic strings
Scrap Metal ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
*Refrigerator/Freezers ◆ ◆
TELEPHONE BOOKS with covers removed
are accepted at all transfer stations year round.
TIN CANS -- NO Labels on cans, remove
ends and flatten
NEWSPAPER -- NO strings; NO waste paper
NO window glass, dishes, light bulbs, Pyrex,
or mirrors.
Tin Cans ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
Cardboard ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
HOW TO Prepare Recycle Materials:
WOOD WASTE -- Brush/Firewood/etc. -Fee applies, check with specific transfer station.
Wood Only NO other debris.
PROPANE TANKS -- Tillamook and
Manzanita Transfer Stations.
MEDICAL SHARPS/Syringes -- Approved
container for disposal.
Put Trash in
Recycle Shacks.
Transfer Stations DO NOT accept hazardous,
liquid or asbestos waste.
Manzanita Transfer St. (CART’M)
34995 Necarney City Rd., Manzanita
503-368-7764 Fax 503-368-7754 www.cartm.org
Thurs. – Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Nov. 1st – May 1st)
Thurs. – Mon 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May 2nd – Oct. 31st)
Tillamook Transfer St. (Don Averill Recycling)
1315 Ekloff Rd., Tillamook, 503-842-2431 Fax 503-842-0569
7 days a week – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pacific City Transfer St. (Nestucca Valley Recycling)
38255 Brooten Rd., Pacific City, 503-965-6898 or 503-392-3438
Fax 503-392-3861 Fri. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
City Sanitary Recycling Area
Les Schwab Magazine Container
Nehalem – Tillamook County Shop Yard, North Fork Rd., Nehalem (closed weekends)
Rockaway – 3rd St., Rockaway – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Garibaldi – behind Parkside Café, Hwy. 101 South, Garibaldi 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bay City – next to Public Works Dept., 3rd St., Bay City
Western Oregon Waste (WOW) – 1-866-908-1183 (toll-free)
(Wheeler, Nehalem, Manzanita, Nedonna Beach)
Safeway – (FORMER LOCATION) 955 Main St., Tillamook
R Sanitary Service – 503-355-2522 (Bay City, Garibaldi, Rockaway)
City Sanitary Service – 2303 11th St., Tillamook;
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
City Sanitary Service – 503-842-6262 (City of Tillamook, UGB, Cape
Meares, Netarts)
Les Schwab Tires – 1220 Main St., Tillamook
Netarts – behind Netarts Fire Hall
Oceanside Sanitary Service – 503-842-2282 (Oceanside)
Nestucca Valley Sanitary – 503-392-3438 (South County)
503-815-3975 • www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/pw/sw
Recycling Events in Tillamook County
Get Waste Recycling and Prevention Information
Tillamook County Solid Waste will have an information booth
at these events; composters, kitchen collectors, and Wingdiggers
(compost aerators) will be on display and available for purchase.
June – Sept. (one Sat. per month) Tillamook Farmers Market
Special Events & Dates to Remember
April 2-8 Oregon Arbor Week
April 22
April 27
National Arbor Day
May 19
CART’M Annual Trash Bash Event
Sept. 7
Hazardous Waste Collection for Businesses
Sept. 8
Hazardous Waste Collection for Households
Waste Into Reward
Basic composting is easy and smart. It’s a way to turn fruit
and vegetable and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil
conditioner. You can improve your soil, help the environment
and save money by reducing the amount of garbage that goes
into landfills. By making your own compost, you can reduce
the amount you spend on store-bought soil additives.
Compost has many benefits:
P Improves soil health and fertility, especially clay or sandy soil.
P Use as mulch to control weeds and helps soil hold moisture,
reducing water runoff.
P Recycles valuable organic resources as nature intended,
reducing amount of yard debris in our landfills.
Earth Machines now also available at
Rosenberg Builders Supply.
Special wholesale price, $40.00 each.
There are many systems for composting – from
simple piles, to wire or wood bins or plastic
containers. Tillamook County, Master Gardeners and the
Solid Waste Department recommend using a rodent-resistant
system – a container or system of bins with a lid, a floor and
holes no bigger than 1/4”. As a community service to residents
of Tillamook County, the Solid Waste Department offers Earth
Machine composters at wholesale price of $40.00, saving you
as much as 50%. Master Gardeners also have a variety of
plans available at the Extension Office for wire and wooden
bins systems. The Solid Waste Department also has kitchen
scrap collection buckets available for sale at $8.00, wingdiggers
(compost aerators) for $15.00 and FREE “Home Composting
Made Easy” booklets. Keep it simple. Make composting work
for you. Purchase or build a composter, pick a location in
your yard that’s convenient to use, and feed your composter
a balanced diet of a variety of vegetation.
Tillamook County Hazardous Waste Collection Events
If your Spring cleaning turns up hazardous materials, store them
safely for now, and mark your calendar for Friday, September 7th
(for businesses) and Saturday, September 8th (for households).
These are the dates for Tillamook County Solid Waste’s annual
Hazardous Waste Collection events – FREE for households. The
collection sites will accept aerosol cans, degreasers, paint, solvents,
lighter fluid, paint thinner, rust remover, spot remover, turpentine,
antifreeze, engine cleaners, herbicides, pesticides, slug bait, weed
killer, kerosene gas, transmission fluid, fluorescent tubes, household
batteries, furniture stripper and brake fluid. REMEMBER – it is
important to keep products in original containers if possible, and
DO NOT MIX any products.
Fri. Sept. 7 -- Businesses
“Conditionally Exempt Generators” (CEG) -- Hazardous Waste Event
One Collection Site – Tillamook Co. Public Works, 503 Marolf Loop,
Tillamook. Call 503-815-3975 for application, details and cost.
Sat. Sept. 8th -- FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection
3 Collection sites:
Tillamook Co. Public Works, Marolf Loop, Tillamook
CART’M – Manzanita Transfer Station, Necarney City Rd.
Pacific City Waste Water Treatment Plant, 34005 Cape Kiwanda Dr.
REMEMBER … Keep Hazardous Materials Out of Reach
of Children & Pets to Prevent Accidental Poisoning
Toll-free Poison Hot Line – 1-800-222-1222
Here’s an important number to keep track of – 1-800-222-1222
– for an emergency involving poison. This is a free service that
connects the caller to a poison control center, 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
Tillamook County Solid Waste has “Mr. Yuk” stickers
with the toll-free number Poison Control Center
number available. As part of continuous efforts
to protect children’s health through poison
prevention, we suggest that all homes with children
have this sticker displayed near a telephone in case
of accidental poisoning.
Garage Overflowing with Cans? Donate
to Habitat for Humanity. You’ve paid the
deposit, and you should take back all those cans and
bottles, but who has the time? Call the local office for
Habitat for Humanity at 503-842-7472, and
donate the cans to this worthy charity
that builds houses for qualified
applicants in Tillamook County.
A public service of Tillamook County Solid Waste • 503-815-3975