Master Recycler Newsletter -- December 2017

Recycling Rides the Storm


Extra plastics recycling options reduced for now in the Portland metropolitan area, but we can still recycle and it is still the right thing to do!



New materials for Oregon’s Bottle bill!

Starting January 1, 2018, you can redeem new materials for a dime. (Event Recycling just got a whole lot easier!)


  • Coffee/Tea
  • Kombucha
  • Energy and Sports Drinks
  • Hard Cider
  • Juice
  • Soda, Beer, and Water will continue to be included.
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  • Wine/Distilled Spirits
  • Milk (dairy and plant-based)
  • Infant Formula
  • Meal-Replacement Drinks



You are invited!


Master Recycler Program Winter Gathering
Thursday January 25 6-8:30 pm
1900 SW 4th Room 2500 (c), Portland

  • 6:00 – 6:30 Catch up with fellow Master Recyclers
  • 6:30-7:00 Hear about program and individual achievements.
  • 7-8:30: Update on recycling and back to basics.

 Light refreshments will be provided

Please RSVP,, 503-545-8976


Volunteer Opportunities

Job Seekers Board

Some exciting opportunities 

  • DEQ Materials Management Administrative Specialist
  • Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Equity Program Manager