First Alternative Co-op Recycling Center

Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm

1007 SE 3rd St – in the gravel lot south of the store

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We Recycle These Items

All recycling brought to the center must be empty, clean, and dry.

  • Commingled Recycling*
  • Glass Recycling
  • Metal Recycling
  • Cardboard Recycling
  • Styrofoam (for a fee)
  • Eyeglasses (for reuse)
  • Corks
  • Cell Phones (for reuse)

*Visit the website of our partner, Republic Services, to find out what can and cannot be recycled in the commingled bins. Republic Services may also be reached by phone at (541) 754-0444.

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 We Do Not Accept These Items

We do not accept the following items. However, there are other recycling sites in the community for most of them.

• Batteries, motor oil, paint waste*
• Other hazardous waste*
• Light bulbs
• Styrofoam peanuts, food containers
• Tires
• Yard debris, wood waste
• Furniture
• Boxes with wax coating
• Electronics, Computers
• Compostable containers
• Soft plastics of any kind

*Republic Services holds hazardous waste collecting events quarterly. Call (541) 754-0444 for the next event.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce waste by bringing reusable shopping bags and shopping the bulk section whenever possible.

Lots of groceries come in easily re-usable containers. Wash them and find uses for them in your home! Check out the ReUse Directory (downloadable, or interactive) available from the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to learn how your unwanted items may be reused.

Our recycling center, in partnership with Republic Services, accepts a variety of materials for recycling as a service to the community. It is located in a gravel lot to the south of our South Store, at 1007 SE 3rd St. in Corvallis, OR.

We Recycle Styrofoam!

$1.75/cubic foot fee • Accepted 10am-4pm at the South Store
Visit Customer Service first to pay fee

The Co-op needs your help keeping Styrofoam out of the landfill. Your payment will offset the high cost of providing this service. After collection, Styrofoam goes to Agilyx in Tigard to be condensed and reused.

Other Waste Reduction Resources

The recycle depot is open daily from 7 am-7 pm, except on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

110 NE Walnut Blvd.
(541) 754-0444