About Us

"When it comes to disposal & recycling, we have solutions"

As we all grow more conscious of our impact on the natural world around us and as concerns about resource limitations increase, there is also a growing awareness that we need to minimize the amount of waste we produce, and handle what we do generate as responsibly as possible.  SOS is your committed partner in this effort.  We offer a well-designed set of options for traditional garbage collection and a complement of other services to handle additional household and specialized waste.

The SOS management team has also 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 has significantly increased its capacity to serve customers throughout Josephine County, as well as extensive areas of Jackson and Klamath counties. SOS provides services not only in Grants Pass, Kerby and Cave Junction and rural Josephine County, but also Eagle Point, Rogue River, Gold Hill, Shady Cove, Butte Falls, and rural Jackson County.

Our two transfer stations are located on Redwood Ave in Grants Pass and on Kerby Mainline Rd in Kerby. The Grants Pass facility is open seven days a week, saving citizens the drive to the Merlin transfer station. SOS also serves the region’s growing recycling needs with depots at the Grants Pass and Kerby locations, as well as the Eagle Point Recycling Center.

Our goal is to consistently develop approaches to waste management that are efficient, cost effective and sustainable.  In addition to solid waste, SOS handles medical waste, wood, commercial, industrial and yard debris waste. We have also implemented an E-Cycle program for computer monitors and television screens, with improved systems and processes underway for electronic recycling and prescription drug waste solutions.

SOS has over 70 full-time employees, including company management and office staff, drivers, mechanics and those providing service at the transfer stations.

The SOS management team and its Board of Directors continually evaluate the company’s approach to our business and our mission. As a result, we regularly implement improved logistical solutions as well as refined long-term strategies for the delivery of all our waste management services.  A primary focus - SOS is committed to continually upgrading our transportation equipment, as an expression of our commitment to economically sound, driving safety, and environmentally responsible operations.