1. Don’t throw it away, Re-think it! Could it be re-purposed? We accept all kinds of clean reusable items for The Refindery reuse store.
2. Can’t re-use it? RECYCLE!!! CARTM recycles over 40 different items — at no charge! Here’s a list of what we do and don’t take. Don’t see your item here? Bring it in and ask our friendly staff.
3. As you sort your disposables, your load should get smaller, saving you money. We accept what’s left as trash.
We gratefully accept your clean, dry, re-usable donations of household items, hardware and rebuilding materials for resale in The Refindery store and the new Rebuilding Yard. Look for the “donations here” sign and bring your items to the attendant at the Donations building. We appreciate you bringing your donated items early in the day. This helps us get them sorted, placed and displayed in a timely fashion. Be ready to tell us about appliances and electronics — what functions work and do not work? Remember to bring the hardware and power cords for all items. It is difficult to sell items that are incomplete. Please call ahead if you have a truck load or lots of garage sale leftovers. CARTM does not accept clothing and recommends that you take your clean, re-usable clothing to the Hope Chest on Hwy 101 between Manzanita and Nehalem.
CARTM participates in the Paintcare recycling program. We accept latex, oil-based paints and enamel paint, deck coatings, primers, sealers & undercoating, stain, shellac, varnish, metal coatings and concrete sealer.
NOTE: all items MUST be in their original 5-gallon or less sized containers with labels, in good condition, not leaking.
We CANNOT accept: Paint thinner, spirits, solvents, aerosol cans (spray paint), auto and marine paint, caulking, glue, epoxy, additives, wood preservatives, tar and bitumen products. See attendant with questions.
GOOD NEWS: Latex paints are recycled locally and are sold in the Refindery!
Cans of all types are recyclable. We have separate bins for each type. The tin and aluminum bins are right next to each other. There is a magnet between the two bins. If your can sticks, it goes in the tin bin. If it does not stick, place it in the aluminum bin next door. No need to remove labels or flatten cans. Labels and round cans are okay! Absolutely NO Aerosol cans!
CARTM loses money recycling all bottle glass, but if the colors are well separated, it costs us less. Green is the most forgiving category—if in doubt, put it in green! Only glass bottles and jars may be recycled in these three bins.
NOTE: No window glass or drinking glasses. Pyrex glassware, drinking glasses and ceramics may be allowed in the rubble pit in small amounts. See attendant.
‘High value’ paper includes copy paper — colors and whites, envelopes including window envelopes, junk mail including slick and glossy, brochures, bound reports, wrapping paper, and paper packaging that tears white (cigarette cartons, butter boxes).
NOTE: plastic-coated papers, dark yellow (goldenrod) paper/envelopes, neon or astrobrite papers go in the ‘Low Value’ bin.
NEW: paper clips, staples, plastic tabs, metal and plastic bindings on paper are okay!
NO: wet or soggy paper; foil wrapping paper; ribbons or bows.
“Low value” paper includes aseptic containers and plastic-coated containers (ice cream, milk cartons, juice boxes, soy milk, soup boxes) paper cups and plates, with no food residue, rinse at least once at home.
Also include clean tissue paper, neon-colored paper, photographs.
NOTE: we can’t accept foil wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, or waxed paper.
NO: wet and soggy paper.
Paper clips, staples, plastic tabs, metal and plastic bindings are okay!
Place cardboard, paper towel and TP rolls, paper packaging that tears brown (cereal boxes, 6-pack carriers) and brown paper bags on the conveyor belt.
NO: waxed boxes; NO wet and soggy cardboard.
Newspapers happily co-mingle with magazines, catalogs, shredded office paper, paperback books, and phone books in the big trailers on the west end of CARTM. Bring ‘em on! NO BAGS (plastic or paper). A can for bags is provided in this area. Fling the paper over the wall then recycle the bag in the can provided. NO paper that tears brown. NO wet or soggy paper.
Clear plastic clam shell containers with the #1 recycling symbol on the bottom.
We cannot accept opaque containers. Bottles with #1 (or ‘starburst’ pattern on bottom) go in the adjacent bin.
ONLY plastic bottle with necks with the #2 recycling symbol on the bottom! Includes laundry detergent, white pill bottles. Plastic lids, clear or frosty milk jugs, and tubs go in other bins.
This category is for plastic containers with recycling symbols #4 and #5 printed on them. Includes yogurt/butter tubs, amber pill bottles, cosmetic containers,baby wipe containers, cat litter buckets, flower/garden pots, ketchup bottles, tupperware, plastic drink cups, and some iced tea jugs. Look for the #4 and #5 on bottom.
“Frosty” plastic containers with #2 recycling symbol. These are made of #2 HDPE plastic — in general these are milk and water jugs. BE SURE TO RINSE AT LEAST ONCE: NO FOOD RESIDUE. Other plastic containers are sorted into adjacent bins.
CARTM is not accepting bulky rigid plastic at this time including: buckets, crates, kid’s play structures, storage bins, trash containers, plastic baskets, and lawn furniture.
Just about anything metal goes in this category. Place items in the rusty “half round” containers near the trash area — CARTM staff will sort it to the proper containers. Some contamination is okay (e.g. a ladder that is mostly aluminum, but has plastic feet or a shelf; a small appliance that is mostly metal, but has a plastic shell). Propane tanks MUST be completely empty; please see an attendant to recycle. Motors MUST be drained of all fluids.
Note: Acceptance fees apply to a few metal items; see list at the bottom of this page.
CARTM gladly accepts donations of deposit plastic bottles. The return deposit money helps fund our recycling program. Must indicate Oregon acceptance by the letters “ OR” on the label. At this time, this category includes soda and water bottles. Thanks!
CARTM gladly accepts donations of deposit aluminum cans. The return deposit money helps fund our recycling program. Must indicate Oregon acceptance by the letters “ OR” on the label. Thanks!
CARTM gladly accepts donations of deposit bottles. The return deposit money helps fund our recycling program. Must indicate Oregon acceptance by the letters “ OR” on the label. Thanks!
This category is for aluminum foil and disposable aluminum baking pans ONLY. NO FOOD RESIDUE!!! NO aluminum lids or cans, NO silver colored plastic — like chip bags, coffee bags or other shiny but not aluminum objects.
We accept clean packing peanuts of all types, including Styrofoam.
Vegetable Oil MUST BE CLEAN: (must NOT BE CONTAMINATED WITH FOOD PARTICLES, soap, WATER OR OTHER OILS
a. ALL ITEMS IN THIS CATEGORY MUST BE INSPECTED AND ACCEPTED BY ATTENDANT. Acceptable items include: used motor oil, transmission fluid, gear oil, hydraulic oils, power steering fluid, most lubricating oils, kerosene, and diesel fuel. Must BE CLEAN / NOT CONTAMINATED WITH WATER OR OTHER OILS. Must be in closed, uncompromised containers.
b. Unacceptable in this category:
1. NO Gasoline, NO lighter fluid, NO Vegetable Oil, NO petroleum product contaminated with water or other substance, NO Antifreeze, NO Brake fluid
Because it is our intention to encourage recycling, we generally accept recyclable items at no charge. The acceptance fees associated with these items reflect fees we are charged, or some other unusual cost to process them. For example, all appliances with refrigerants must be decommissioned (have the Freon removed) by a certified technician.
• Appliances with refrigerants $35
• Empty Propane Tanks $8
• Tires: (fee assessed according to size) standard auto tire $6 -$10 / $8 on rim
CARTM is a member of the Oregon E-waste program – recycling and/or responsibly disposing of – electronic waste that cannot be re-used. We are happy to accept all kinds of electronics at no charge, either for resale or recycling. Items deemed worthy of re-sale are carefully tested before being put out for sale in The Refindery. Please bring the power cords for all items. Remember that electronics are prohibited in the trash!
We accept additional items as we find new ways to recycle or re-purpose them. At this time, we also accept:
Incandescent light bulbs: Standard size and shape light bulbs accepted. NO fluorescents, NO odd shapes, floodlights etc.
Wine bottle corks: True cork wine bottle corks….NO plastic.
Now accepting asphalt roofing shingles and roofing felt. This material is recycled and becomes ingredients for road paving. Call or text Austen Steinbach 503-812-4901 for more information.
We gladly accept C&D and are pleased to offer expanded open hours by appointment and an express lane for licensed contractors. We actively divert as much from each load as possible for resale in the new Rebuilding Yard. Call or text Austen Steinbach at 503-812-4901 for more information.
In this area we accept tree limbs, stumps, brush, hedge and yard clippings, and un-treated lumber. NO: painted or treated wood.
NO: trash, food waste, soil, plastic bags, or metal (some nails ok).
See Attendant at Trash Lane for load assessment and paying fees.
Discarded materials that cannot be reused or recycled are accepted at CARTM as trash. A staff attendant monitors the trash for recyclable, reusable, and hazardous items – which saves you money! CARTM charges by weight making our prices competitive with other transfer stations throughout Tillamook County. CARTM dumpsters are emptied at the central transfer station in Tillamook, where it is ultimately shipped to Coffin Butte Landfill in Benton County. Methane gas from the landfill is captured to power the City of Corvallis.
In this category we accept concrete, brick, rock, asphalt, and ceramics and some kinds of glass (drinking glasses, vases, and Pyrex) in small amounts.
NO: biodegradable materials, plastic, wood, window or bottle glass, metal (small amount of rebar in concrete ok).
Ceramic Toilets, sinks etc. must have metal and plastic fixtures removed.
• Styrofoam (except polystyrene packing peanuts for reuse)
• Clothing (we recommend taking clean, reusable clothing to the Hope Chest on Hwy 101)
• Mattresses • Baby car seats, strollers, cribs or related baby equipment
• Woodstoves without certification • Fluorescent blubs and lighting fixtures with ballasts*
• Household hazardous waste* which includes: liquids of any sort (except used veggie oil & used motor oil) , cleaning supplies, personal care products, solvest, chemicals, medical & bio waste including sharps
• Fireworks, ammunition, firearms, explosives of any kind
• Anything deemed unsafe, including asbestos-containing materials *Hazardous materials items may be accepted at the HHW facility in Tillamook, for more info: www.co/tillamook.or.us/gov/solidwaste/HazardousWaste.htm