Discount on Your Garbage Bill

​Salem offers a discount on garbage bills for qualifying elderly or disabled customers. This program is limited to single-family residential customers. 

Once approved for the program, the discount will begin on the following bill. 

Participating garbage haulers

  • D&O Garbage & Recycling
  • Loren's Sanitation & Recycling Service, Inc.
  • Pacific Sanitation, Inc.
  • Republic Services Inc
  • Suburban Garbage Services
  • Valley Recycling & Disposal

To find your local hauler please visit:

Program qualifications

The following qualifications must be met in order to apply:

  • Elderly or disabled. You or a member living in your household must be elderly (60 years of age and older) or disabled.

  • Address
    • You must live at the address for which assistance is being requested.

    • The address must be a single-family residence and have an active account with one of Salem's garbage haulers.

    •  Show  City of Salem utility bill and enrollment in the City of Salem Utility Rate Relief program or current year Energy Assistance LIHEAP receipt.

  • Income. Your total combined gross household income must be equal to or less than 60 percent of the Salem area median income, based on family size. Household income is defined as the total gross income for all people living with you in your residence for the last calendar year. Some examples of household income include: pensions, annuities, wages, salaries, tips, Social Security benefits, interest, dividends, investments, and public or governmental assistance.

Application process

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA) screens and qualifies applicants for a discount on their garbage bill. You may also qualify for a discount on your City of Salem utility bill. 

Step 1

Contact MWVCAA at 971-304-2100 to schedule an appointment.

Step 2

Compile required documents.  The following documents are required for applying to the program:


  • Proof of age
    • Birthdates for all household members.

    • Valid identification for all household members age 18 and older.

  • Proof of income
    • Proof of gross income for all household members.

    • Household members age 18 and older with zero income will need to complete a declaration of zero income stating how needs are met.

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