Master Recyclers Do A Recycle Shack Makeover

Residents of Rockaway Beach and Bay City may have noticed something different about their recycle shacks recently. “Our Master Recyclers had noticed that the shacks were in need of attention,” noted Sue Owens, Master Recycler Program Coordinator, “so they took them on as a project, rebuilding and repainting. We just didn’t find a very dry weekend to do the work,” Owens stated. Master Recyclers Bob Jeans and wife Denise, Roger Miller, and Robyn and Kevin Jolly joined Owens and Tillamook County Solid Waste Program Manager, David McCall for a full weekend of repairing and painting. “We didn’t quite finish due to the weather, but you can’t help but notice an improvement,” McCall states, “we will come back soon to finish Rockaway Beach.”

Improvements include a fresh coat of color-coordinated paint and signage to match the county-wide separation methods. A large blue sign and blue paint mark the paper corner; yellow signage and walls for the plastics; red for the metal bin; and, an entire wall of green is designated for glass. The Rockaway Beach shack got new siding as well. Users of the shacks who visited while work was commencing were very happy with the attention and thankful for the service.

“The shack in Garibaldi needs attention too,” states Owens, “but we’re waiting for more consistent sunshine.”

All of the shacks are managed and maintained by R-Sanitary Service based in Rockaway Beach who expressed appreciation for the work the Master Recyclers did.

David McCall adds, “We are very proud of and excited about our Master Recyclers. They are an energetic and supportive group of individuals who are passionate about recycling and making a difference in their communities.”

If anyone is interested in more information on becoming a Master Recycler, they are encouraged to contact Owens at 503.842.3419  x 3104 or email her at You may also visit the county website at