They say you should grow where you’re planted—and at Apex, that means the vibrant community of Eugene. Our roots are right here, and our business can thrive only when our city does too. Picking up trash and recycling is what we do, but going the extra mile for our neighbors is what we’re all about.
Planted with pride
In 1948, a European immigrant named Samuel Miller bought an old truck and started a garbage route for his Portland neighbors. From that spark of gumption, a family legacy was born—and three generations later, it’s still going strong. The family—and the company—soon put down permanent roots in Eugene, and our passion for this city is the bedrock of our business.
For Eugene, by Eugene
From our trucks roaming the roads to the yes-we-can folks answering the phone, we’re here to keep Eugene’s neighborhoods thriving. That’s why when we say local, we mean fiercely local: no out-of-state other guy pulling money from our city’s economy. Because we live and work here, right alongside you—and the strength of our community lies in our unity.
What comes around goes around... something you learn first-hand in our line of work! Great grand-dad Samuel always searched his truck for toss-offs he could repair and re-use—and that waste-not mindset still drives us today. From pollution-reducing truck routes to sustainability resources for our customers, it’s our business to keep Eugene clean and green.
Values that matter
At the end of the day, how we do business is what sets us apart. Our values are all about creating win-wins for the Emerald City—its economy, its environment, and its people. That means nurturing relationships and giving back to our community, because what matters to you matters to us. Read more about the values we put to work every day.
I don’t think I’ve ever had better customer service from any company, ever!
Your drivers usually wave back or sometimes even toot the horn at kids waving at your trucks. The other day, one of your drivers stopped his truck (even had to back it up a bit), and gave the kiddo a miniature Apex blue can! We were overjoyed!
We have been exceptionally pleased with the services provided by Apex! They are always willing and able to help us with our special projects and their quick service can’t be beat.
You want to be able to call someone and have them answer the phone—and I can always get whatever help I need from Apex.
Whenever I call, everyone is very responsive and kind.
Thank you to whoever is on my route. There was a day that I was too sick to pull my cans all the way to the curb and the driver jumped out of the cab and pulled two very full recycling and trash cans down the remainder of the way to the curb. I am so very appreciative of service like that - he took the time to lend a hand, and boy did we appreciate it.
I have been an Apex customer for a few years now and am happy to say I have always been pleased with your service.
They are really reliable with their service. If there is ever an issue they are very responsive and friendly and can look up info right away. They can always resolve my issues immediately.
Your driver stopped to give us a tiny white Apex truck to give to our grandchild, who lives in Europe and absolutely loves trucks. All I can say is THANK YOU and let you know how much we appreciate you!
I was shocked when I called and reached a real person — and they were so kind and helpful. I was blown away by how easy it was!
I wanted to pass along a huge thank you to our trash pickup driver who has gone above and beyond on multiple occasions!
Is it possible to be excited for trash day? We’re determined to prove the answer’s yes, with super-easy sign-up and superstar service.
From your garden, back to the earth! Whatever you mow down or dig out, we’ll turn it into compost to feed more blossoms.
How do you get rid of a broken-down couch? Call Apex! Schedule a pickup to say bye-bye to bulky stuff that’s ready to go.
Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or clearing out the attic, contain the mess til it’s ready to be hauled away.
From DIY detritus to houseguest excess, sometimes you need a little more hauled off. Get a temporary extra bin!
Our business is making your business cleaner. Get the right sized container with right-away service—with customized plans to meet your needs.
If you serve up hot dishes but don’t want to cook up waste, join other Eugene businesses in the Love Food Not Waste program.
Business boom causing a trash tornado? Get the extra dumpster space you need, right when you need it.
Need to ditch stuff too big for your dumpster? Give us a call and we’ll swing by to make the junk disappear.