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Solid Waste & Recycling Reduced Rate Program

Income-qualified customers may be eligible for a reduced garbage & recycling collection rates if they meet the following conditions. 

  • Live in unincorporated area of Washington County, Oregon
  • Reside in a single-family residence, a duplex, triplex, or a quadplex
  • Directly pay for garbage & recycling collection service through one of the partnered garbage and recycling companies.

Qualified customers enrolled in a rate reduction program will receive a 75% reduction in their monthly collection rate, and the program approval period is for 24 months.

  • The discounted rate will be applied to the next full billing cycle following program approval.  Based on bi-monthly billing it may take up to 75 days before the discount is reflected on your bill
  • Credits are not issued retroactively, and applicants are responsible for past due balances.  
  • Additional services and charges do not qualify for the reduced rate program.
  • If the applicant moves or closes their account, a new application will be required if they remain in City of Hillsboro or unincorporated Washington County.

Rates are subject to adjustment, based on the jurisdiction in which you reside. 

·         Link to unincorporated Washington County Rates

You can demonstrate income eligibility in two ways:

  • Demonstrate current enrollment in one of the following programs by providing documentation of enrollment dated within 12 months of the date of this application.
    • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Women Infants and Children (WIC)
    • Free & Reduced Lunch
    • Housing and Urban Development Assistance (HUD)
    • Medicaid (OHP)
  • Gross household income is at or below 185% Federal Poverty Level as described below and proved with documentation (paystubs, unemployment weekly claim sheet, Social Security benefit letter, etc.)

You are likely eligible for assistance with other utilities.  We can help with Electric, NWN gas, Water and more!  Everything helps, we strongly encourage you to apply for all assistance you may be eligible for!

To apply for ONLY for our garbage bill discount program, please fill out the form below.

If you believe you are eligible for this program, please fill out the form below and attach any documents that show you are currently enrolled in any one of the programs above, or income verification (paystubs, weekly unemployment page, Social Security benefit letter) for everyone 18+ in your household for the last 60 days.

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Now that you applied here is an example of when to expect to see your discount.