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Garbage Service / December 23, 2020

Hudson Garbage Service does not provide residential garbage and recycling removal on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Christmas Day

These are the only holidays that might affect your Columbia County trash & recycling service.

If your pickup day falls on or after Christmas Day or New Year's Day, your pickup will be delayed by one day.

Residential Trash
Acceptable Items

  • Food
  • Normal household trash

Residential Trash
Non-Acceptable Items

Please do not put these items in any of our containers:

  • Antifreeze or motor oil
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Car batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt or rocks
  • Liquid paint
  • Medical sharps. Put in approved containers and drop off free at transfer station.
  • Medical waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Recycling
  • Tires
  • Yard waste

Residential Recycling
Acceptable Items

  • Aluminum cans
  • Clean pie plates
  • Foil
  • Milk cartons, juice boxes (rinsed)
  • Mixed paper, junk mail, magazines
  • Newspapers, cardboard, cereal boxes
  • Plastic bottles & tubs
  • Small scrap metal, brass, copper, stainless steel
  • Tin cans (rinse & remove labels)

Residential Recycling
Non-Acceptable Items

  • Aerosol cans
  • Automobile parts
  • Metal longer than 18” or heavier than 5lbs
  • Glass*
  • Motor oil*
  • Soiled paper (i.e.: pizza boxes)
  • Styrofoam
  • Straws or frozen juice containers
  • Wax-coated paper

*These items are accepted at our drop-off locations. See the right hand column of this page for details

Billing & Payments

Residential subscription customers are billed on the last day of every month, with payment due by the 15th. Hudson Garbage makes it easy for our Northwest Oregon residential trash and recycling customers to pay online, by phone or by mail.

Pay securely online with your via American Express, MasterCard or Visa

  • Pay using out Automated Phone Payment line: 855-569-2719

Hudson Garbage Service
PO Box 1002
St. Helens, OR 97051

*Please include your Hudson Garbage account number in the check reference line for faster payment processing.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

While glass and motor oil are not allowed in Hudson Garbage recycling carts, they are accepted at these locations:

Drop off Glass at:

Clatskanie Drop Off

SW 5th, next to Skate Park
Clatskanie, OR
Hours: 24 hours a day

Rainier Drop Off

West A Street, behind Waste Water Treatment Facility
Rainier, OR
Hours: 24 hours a day

Drop off Motor Oil at:

Columbia County Transfer Station

1601 Railroad Ave
St Helens, OR
Hours: Mon-Sat
8:00am to 5:00pm

Yard Waste




Dirt, gravel

Lawn clippings

Food waste



Plant trimming / pruning

Paper, plastic


Rocks, bricks

Wood scraps