The CODE COMPLIANCE DIVISION helps maintain the community as an attractive, safe and healthy physical environment. The Code Compliance Division provides a variety of code compliance services primarily focused on housing code, land use and public nuisance complaints or inquiries. Our Staff applies the standards of the Municipal Code and Land Use and Development Ordinance to address your concern and inquiries. Contact the Community Development Department Office at 541-492-6750.
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HOW TO GET RID OF ALMOST ANYTHING
The following addresses commonly asked questions received by City Staff. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all services available in the Roseburg area. The information below is provided as a courtesy and is not meant to be an endorsement or approval of any website or the particular businesses or services listed. If you cannot find the information you seek on our website, please refer to the Douglas County website which includes an amazing amount of information regarding recycling and disposal options.
The Steel Outlet
134 Quarry Road (On Diamond Lake near Fish and Wildlife Office)
Monday – Friday 8:00 to 5:00
Saturday 8:00 – noon
The Steel Outlet provides free recycling of hot water heaters, washers, dryers, ovens, tin roofing, etc. There is a nominal fee for refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners. No cars or trucks.
The Steel Recyclers
135 Kester Road
The Steel Recyclers buy ferrous (iron based) metals such as appliances, car bodies, pipe, wheels, engine blocks, and just about any other scrap iron as well as non-ferrous metals such as copper, aluminum, brass and wire. Call or email with questions. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buildings and Building Supplies
Heartwood Resources, 3495 Old Hwy. 99 South, recycles buildings and re-sells the materials. They will often dismantle and dispose of buildings more economically than other methods, though not necessarily faster. Phone 541-679-1777 for a bid. If you have time limitations, an excavation contractor can demolish a building and haul it to the landfill. Check your Yellow Pages.
Most battery sellers will accept used batters, even if you aren't buying a new one. Douglas Welding Supply, 541-672-4446, 1223 NE Cedar St. will pay a small fee for regular car batteries.
Cardboard and Paper
Curbside recycling of cardboard and paper is included in garbage collection fees from Roseburg's solid waste licensee. To sign up for regular garbage pickup or order a large drop box, contact Roseburg Disposal at 835 SE Sheridan Street, Phone 541-673-7122
Sunrise Enterprises, 541-673-7083, also recycles cardboard and paper products. Material can be delivered to the Douglas County Transfer Station.
Operable vehicles may be donated to a varity of charities. Please check out the opportunities at http://www.donatecarusa.com.
Computers, Stereos, Televisions, Cell Phones, Etc.
Sunrise Enterprises, 541-673-7083
Carcass disposal from city streets or city property is available by calling, 541-492-6898. Please do not call during nighttime hours.
Call the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad, 800-452-7888 or 503-378-6517.
Firearms and Ammunition
Unwanted firearms or ammunition can be donated to the Roseburg Rod and Gun Club. Phone the club at 541-673-5616 for details.
(e.g. poisons, pesticides, solvents) There is no local disposal. Douglas County has a reciprocal agreement with Lane County for the Glenwood Transfer Station south of Eugene. Phone 541-682-4120for an appointment which required. Fees are charged. Businesses must call 541-682-3828 to arrange for small scale disposal of industrial hazardous waste.
Douglas County has the only remaining “free” landfill in the country. The closest disposal site, at the McLain Avenue I-5 Exit (Exit 121), is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during April through October and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during November through March. The transfer station at the landfill will recycle motor oil, car batteries, plastic, paper and metals. There is a charge for appliances. Curbside service for household garbage is available through Roseburg's solid waste licensee, Roseburg Disposal at 835 SE Sheridan Street, Phone 541-673-7122
The most economical way to dispose of a junk car is at a junk yard. Auto dismantlers will sell parts and crush the rest for scrap. Therefore, you do not pay full towing and disposal charges. If you do not have the title to a vehicle abandoned on your property, you can revoke parking privileges by placing a 72 HOUR NOTICE on the vehicle and contacting a tow truck three days thereafter if the vehicle has not been removed. Phone 541-492-6710for a copy of the 72 HOUR NOTICE. Helpful people can be found at:
Clyde from Glide 541-957-5597
Roseburg Auto Parts & Recyclers 1-800-400-8786
Union Gap Auto Wrecking 541-459-2750
Walker's Sales and Service 541-672-5751
Junk Metal of Any Kind
3801 Highway 99 South (South of the Green exit from I-5)
Monday – Friday 8:00 to 5:00
Saturday 8:00 – 12:00
McGovern Metals will accept any metal scrap at no charge, but it needs to be separated into metal types. Compressors and motors must be removed from appliances. They will accept junk cars and trucks, but not tires. Title to the vehicle is required. If you roll it in, they will pick it up with a forklift while you remove the tires. Do not forget to take your own lug wrench.
From November through January, sweep dead leaves into a pile behind the curb. City Street crews will pick them up and recycle them into compost at the landfill. DO NOT burn leaves. The rest of the year, bag the leaves and transport them to the landfill for recycling.
The City of Roseburg contracts with Douglas County Animal Control, 541-440-4327
Up to 5 gallons of motor oil at one time can be recycled at any Douglas County transfer station. DO NOT pour used motor oil on the ground, down a drain or put a filled container in the garbage. Using motor oil to "settle dust" on a road is illegal as it ends up in the river or in the water table.
Heartwood Resources, 3495 Old Hwy. 99 South, will recycle latex paints. Phone 541-679-1777 for details. Similar colors are mixed together and used to repaint low income housing.
Paint has to be solid for the landfill to take it. Leave the top open until it dries or mix it with kitty litter and spread it out until it dries. If you have less than 25 gallons of solvent based paint, stripper or other hazardous waste to dispose of, Douglas County has a reciprocal agreement with Lane County for the Glenwood transfer station south of Eugene. Phone 541-682-4120for an appointment which is required. Fees are charged.
Tires may be disposed of at the Douglas County Landfill for a fee which is charged dependent on the size of the tire. The County does not accept tires on rims.
Tires on Rims
Tire companies such as Big O or Les Schwab will dispose of tires on rims for a minimal charge.
Christmas trees, tree prunings, old lumber, pallets or any wood with nothing larger than a heavy staple, can be recycled at the Douglas County Landfill.
We all have items we do not want that are too valuable to throw away. Please donate to the charity of your choice.
Some possibilities are:
Douglas C.A.R.E.S. 541-957-5646
Goodwill Industries 541-673-6032
Greater Douglas United Way 541-672-1734
Roseburg Rescue Mission 541-673-3004
Salvation Army 541-672-6679
Saving Grace Animal Shelter 541-672-1473
Sunrise Enterprises 541-673-7083
Wildlife Safari 541-679-6761