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Sisters Recycling Center reopens

The Sisters Recycle Center reopened on Monday, May 18 with new restrictions.

The City closed the center on March 26, out of an abundance of caution surrounding the transmission of the coronavirus.

The following restrictions will go into effect with the opening of the center:

• Social distancing of six feet between people should be maintained while dropping off your recyclables.

• Every other parking space will be closed, which will allow a maximum of four cars at a time within the facility.

City staff will monitor operations to determine if designated operating hours need to be put in place for user and staff safety. If the City staff cannot safely clean the center while it is open, they will reduce hours of operations to allow staff to clean when the center is closed. Republic Services, formally High Country Disposal, has rescheduled the City of Sisters free residential cleanup event to the week of June 1. Residents are asked to put their yard debris, miscellaneous household waste, and appliances out on their regular collection day either Tuesday, June 2 or Wednesday, June 3.

Collection is only for residents within the City of Sisters. More details at may be found at Deschutes County Spring FireFree days are happening until May 24. Details can be found at

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