July 4th Holiday Hours
All routes are running on normal schedule. Please set your cart out the night before as we may be running earlier than normal. Our offices, transfer stations and recycle depots will be closed on May 28th and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th at our normal times. Wishing you a fun and safe holiday!
Recycling Market Crisis – Update
Grants Pass, OR – Southern Oregon Sanitation (SOS) continues to keep all stakeholders in the current recycle crisis informed with the most current information. As directed by the Counties and Cities we operate recycle routes in, SOS has requested and received from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a Conditional Material Handling Concurrence. This concurrence allows SOS, when neede
Southern Oregon is still Recycling…Keep it up!
Recycling efforts at SOS have not changed, we are still picking up curbside recycling on your regular scheduled day. Change is coming, but it’s not here yet! It is key to follow these simple recycling tips for success;
- Keep it clean. Recycling should be clean and free of any food. If you wouldn’t want it dumped out on your living room floor, it isn’t
Curbside Yard Debris & Plastic Bags
Do you participate in our Curbside Yard Debris Program? We need your help in keeping one of the biggest contaminants we are seeing recently, out of the yard debris carts. Plastic bags are not compostable so all yard debris such as; brush, leaves, grass clippings, plant prunings, weeds, and woody materials up to 2 inches in diameter should be placed loosely in the cart. Take a mome
Southern Oregon Sanitation is a 60-year-old, family owned and operated business specializing in waste management systems. The firm’s key component is in residential waste. With 24,000 customers and the motto “Anything people want to get rid of, we want to be the solution,” the SOS team has not only established itself as the neighborhood garbage company, but also a pro-active business concerned about the environment. For example, the SOS management team has partnered with local businesses and organizations to promote safe and green waste systems. Partners include the DEQ, Rogue Waste and Southern Oregon Aspire, among others.
Over the years, SOS Sanitation has significantly increased its capacity to serve Josephine County and surrounding areas, including territories in Jackson County. The goal is to consistently develop approaches to waste management that are efficient, cos