The lovely little village of Wheeler lies at the edge of the Pacific, on Nehalem Bay, along Oregon’s spectacular north coast. The lumber mills and fish packing plants of Wheeler’s early decades are gone now….leaving a village of charming, historic buildings strung together on the edge of that beautiful bay, as if displayed on a holiday mantle.
Wheeler enjoys a wonderful “mini” climate and is often bathed in sunshine while surrounding coastal areas enjoy fog and mist. Natives call Wheeler “Pukalani” (hole in the sky), as the surrounding hills seem to protect Wheeler from the prevailing northwest wind and fog. Our sunsets can be some of the best in the world!
Wheeler has been called “the little town with the million-dollar view!” It is a coastal refuge where people come to relax, refresh, and enjoy the scenic splendor of Oregon’s north coast. Wheeler is small enough to be peaceful and unhurried — yet big enough to offer the services and advantages of a tight-knit community. We are very proud of our sweet little town.
Welcome to Wheeler — for a visit …. or a lifetime!
Good News for the Environment!
Tillamook County has assumed operations of the Manzanita Transfer Station. They are still in the process of acquiring equipment and hiring employees, and some additional adjustments will be made in operational
logistics, but the site will reopen to the public at 10:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Until they have completed all hiring, operating hours will be limited to:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
They have implemented some changes in the operations of the site, to better serve the public, so please stay alert as you visit the Manzanita MSW & Recycling Transfer Station! Area residents will be able to dispose of municipal solid waste (MSW, aka. “trash” and “garbage”) and yard
debris at the same disposal rates as previously established by the Board of County Commissioners:
• MSW: $20 minimum fee for up to 150 pounds, and an additional $0.06 per pound thereafter, and
• Yard Debris: $12.00 per cubic yard.
Please note that the MSW cannot process debit/credit cards. You must pay with cash.
They will accept Christmas trees (no lights, tinsel, decorations, etc.) at no charge through Saturday, February 2, 2019.
They will also accept the following source segregated materials for recycling free-of-charge:
• Cardboard (anything that tears brown)
• Mixed Paper (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, shredded paper, etc. – nothing that tears brown)
• Scrap metal
• Tin cans
• Aluminum cans
• #1 plastic bottles with necks (no caps)
• #2 plastic bottles with necks (no caps, sorted between “frosty” and “colored”)
• Glass bottles (all colors can be mixed together)
• Deposit bottles and cans
• E-waste through the Oregon E-CYCLE program
• Architectural paint through the Oregon PaintCare program
• Used vegetable oil
• Clothing and shoes (small quantities)
• Styrofoam (large, bulky white pieces – no food containers or peanuts)
Please visit http://www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/SolidWaste/TransferStations.htm for updates including recycling
Effective reuse options such as Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, Goodwill, and other organizations and businesses exist in Tillamook County.
The City of Wheeler is an equal opportunity provider.