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Serving The CommunitySince 1932

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Roseburg Disposal Bins at Office Location
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Our Story

Roseburg Disposal

Roseburg Disposal was founded in 1932 by two young brothers, Norm and Orville (Noisy) John, during the Great Depression. Despite a brief interruption in 1946, the company has remained in the John family, transitioning leadership over the years. Doug John, the current manager before passing the torch, joined the company in 1971 after leaving the cannery business. Under Doug’s guidance, Roseburg Disposal became a pioneer in waste management innovation. The company introduced Oregon’s second compactor truck in 1946, the first front load truck south of Portland in 1966, and one of the first in-house computer systems in 1978.

Doug’s involvement in the community has been extensive. He served on the City Council, as Mayor, and on various boards, including the Douglas Residence Training Facility Board, Sunrise Enterprises Board, Roseburg Chamber of Commerce Board, and Music on the Half Shell Board. His dedication extended to the industry as well, serving 17 years on the Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association board, including two years as President, and one year on the National Solid Waste Management Association board.

In 2011, Doug welcomed his daughter Dori into the family business. With a background in recruitment for large law firms and a strong commitment to community service, Dori moved to Roseburg to take on the role of President and General Manager. Her leadership has been marked by a dedication to ethical practices, community involvement, and environmental sustainability. The company now employs 21 staff members, operates 19 trucks and 4 pickups, and eagerly awaits the delivery of one of Oregon’s first electric garbage trucks

Our Legacy

Dori John

Dori John took over as President in 2011, bringing with her extensive experience from the legal recruitment field in Phoenix and Portland. She is actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley and the YMCA of Douglas County, and volunteering for Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center. Her leadership focuses on innovation and community engagement, ensuring Roseburg Disposal remains at the forefront of the industry.

Doug John

Doug John has been a cornerstone of Roseburg Disposal’s growth and community involvement. His leadership saw the company through significant industry advancements and deepened its commitment to local service and governance. Doug’s extensive board memberships and public service roles highlight his dedication to both the company and the Roseburg community. Doug retired in 2012.

Dori John, President and General Manager of Roseburg Disposal

Our Commitment

At Roseburg Disposal, we’re dedicated to meeting your garbage service needs. Started in 1932 by brothers Norman and Orville John, Roseburg Disposal continues to be owned and operated by the John family. Today, now in its third generation, we provide residential and commercial garbage disposal and recycling services, serving the greater Roseburg area. Invested in our community, our company has participated in many community projects both financially and through donated services. Committed to our customers and our community, Roseburg Disposal.

Plastic and Cardboard Recycling at Roseburg Disposal
Roseburg Disposal Safety Gear in Lockers

Our Mission

Our mission at Roseburg Disposal is to provide reliable and sustainable waste management solutions while actively supporting our local community. We are dedicated to pioneering innovations in our industry and maintaining the highest standards of customer satisfaction and environmental responsibility. Our commitment to the community and the environment drives us to continuously seek better ways to serve our clients and reduce our ecological footprint.