icon_services_garbage Residential Garbage Services

Pride Disposal & Recycling provides weekly curbside collection of garbage. We will supply you with a garbage cart sized for your needs. Make sure to have your carts out by 6am on your scheduled collection day.

What You Need to Know

Cart Sizing Guide

Pride provides a garbage roll cart to every customer. Roll carts come in four sizes. Please note that 20-gallon and 32-gallon carts may have an insert (false bottom) inside to reduce the capacity of the cart to the service level you’ve selected. See the graphic below to determine what size roll cart best fits your needs.

Graphic Garbage Size

Cart Placement Guide

Pride’s trucks have automated arms that service your carts. In order for our drivers to operate the trucks as efficiently and safely as possible, we ask that you abide by the following placement guidelines:

  • Provide 5 feet of clearance on each side of the carts. (If you can walk between carts without touching them you've left adequate space.)
  • Set all carts within 5 feet of the road for pickup.
  • Point carts with the lid opening toward the street. (Check the arrows on top of the lid.)
  • Ensure 18 feet of overhead clearance.
  • Keep your carts clear of parked vehicles, mailboxes, basketball hoops, trees, and other potential obstacles.

Garbage Preparation

Bag your garbage before placing it in your garbage cart. This helps keep your cart and your neighborhood clean. You are charged for services based on the size of your garbage cart and volume of waste. Any extra material that does not fit within your cart (with the lid closed) may generate an extra charge when collected.

Household Garbage

Your garbage roll cart is for regular household garbage only. Keep in mind that all of our garbage trucks are automated: when the arm on the truck picks up your carts, no blockage should prevent your garbage from falling into the truck. Please keep your carts easy to empty by making sure nothing is wedged in the cart, and by bagging all material inside.

Not Accepted

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Sharps/Needles
  • icon_garbage_no_wet_paint Wet Paint
  • Dirt/Rocks
  • icon_garbage_no_concrete Concrete
  • icon_garbage_no_hot_ashes Hot Ashes
  • icon_garbage_no_tvs TVs
  • Laptop/Computer Monitor

Garbage Pickup FAQs

What are the rates for my service area?

What are the rates for my service area?

We service six different jurisdictions, each of which has different rates and service frequencies. To learn rates specific to your address, please contact our office.

How can I pay my bill?

How can I pay my bill?

We offer several ways to pay your bill. Find a full list of options here.

Does Pride take garbage at the facility in Sherwood?

Does Pride take garbage at the facility in Sherwood?

No, we are not licensed to take garbage from the public at our facility. We would be happy to pick it up from you if you are within our service area.

What should I do if I'm moving?

What should I do if I'm moving?

It is the customer's responsibility to stop service. You must contact our office in advance of your final pickup day. We will then stop your service and schedule to have your equipment removed.

What materials can I put in my recycling?

What materials can I put in my recycling?

Check out our Recycling Guide.

What materials can I put in my yard debris cart?

What materials can I put in my yard debris cart?

Find a full list of acceptable items here.

When is my pickup day?

When is my pickup day?

Find your collection schedule here.

How do I dispose of needles, sharps, lancets?

How do I dispose of needles, sharps, lancets?

Pride Disposal & Recycling's office in Sherwood accepts approved sharps containers. There is a charge per gallon (based on the size of the sharps container). All containers must be closed securely before they are dropped off. You can also bring full sharps containers to some local pharmacies—contact your pharmacy directly for details.

Will my pickup day change because of a holiday?

Will my pickup day change because of a holiday?

Pride Disposal & Recycling drivers work all holidays other than Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If the holiday falls on a weekday during the Christmas or New Year's week, service will occur one day later, starting with the holiday and through the end of the week, with the new collection schedule concluding on Saturday. For example, if the holiday falls on a Thursday, customers with service on Thursdays will receive service on Friday, and Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no change in the pickup schedule for that week.

Will I be charged for service if I am gone and do not need a pickup?

Will I be charged for service if I am gone and do not need a pickup?

To put a hold on your service, you must contact our office at least one business day in advance of your collection day. We cannot accommodate holds retroactively. Some restrictions may apply.

What time of day will my pickup occur?

What time of day will my pickup occur?

Although we always strive for consistency, your collection time may change each week depending on traffic, construction, staffing, and other variables. We ask that all materials be curbside for collection by 6:00am on your collection day.

My collection was missed, what do I do?

My collection was missed, what do I do?

Please contact our office as soon as you determine your collection has been missed. We will quickly and diligently work on finding a solution.

How do I dispose of hazardous waste?

How do I dispose of hazardous waste?

The Oregon Metro regional government is responsible for hazardous waste in our region. You can contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or www.oregonmetro.gov.

How can I save money on my service?

How can I save money on my service?

The best way to save money on services is to use a garbage receptacle correctly sized for your needs. If you are not filling your garbage cart or container each week or are overfilling it consistently, it may be cost-effective to choose garbage receptacle more appropriately sized for your service needs. Contact our office for information on the services available to you.

Will my collection be impacted by inclement weather?

Will my collection be impacted by inclement weather?

When dealing with inclement weather, safety is our priority. The safety of our employees is important to us, and we prioritize their well-being whether they're behind the wheels of our trucks or traveling to and from work. Your safety is also important to us, and we may alter our collection services during inclement weather if we determine regular procedures may pose a danger to people or property. When roads are covered in snow and ice, for instance, it may be difficult for our trucks to safely stop and start at every home. If we make the decision to alter our collection services in any way due to weather, we will do our best to notify all customers of the change.

What are the dimensions of 3-yard and 4-yard temporary containers?

What are the dimensions of 3-yard and 4-yard temporary containers?

They are similar in size to the bed of a pickup truck, but taller.

3-yard approximate dimensions: 6' wide, 4' high, 3'6" deep.

4-yard approximate dimensions: 6' wide, 4'6" high, 4'6" deep.

What are the dimensions of each drop box?

What are the dimensions of each drop box?

Approximate dimensions:

10-yard: 16' long, 8' wide, 2' high

20-yard: 16' long, 8' wide, 5' high

30-yard: 16' long, 8' wide, 6' high

40-yard: 16' long, 8' wide, 7' high