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Roseburg Disposal was started in the early 1930's by to young brothers needing jobs during the depression. These two were Norm & Orville (better known as Noisy) John. With the exception of a short period in 1946 the company has remained in the John family. The current manager is Doug John who left the cannery business in 1971 to become involved at the other end of the food chain.
The family has always felt that it is important to be part of the community. Doug was encouraged to become involved in local government. He served approximately 6 years on the City Council, 2 years as Mayor and 20 years on the utility commission. He also served on the Douglas Residence Training Facility Board of directors, Sunrise Enterprises Board of Directors, Roseburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Music on the Half Shell Board. The company has also participated in many community projects both financially and with donated services.
In addition to local service, Doug spent 17 yrs on the board of the Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association, 2 years as President, and 1 year on the National Solid Waste Management Association Board.
Roseburg Disposal has always taken pride in being a leader in the Industry. We had the 2nd compactor truck in the State of Oregon (1946). The first front load truck south of Portland (1966). And one of the first if not the first in-
Currently Roseburg Disposal has 16 employees. Operates 14 trucks and 5 pickups.
It has been an honor to provide solid waste service these many years. If we are not meeting your needs, please contact us to see if we can help.