Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost Links
Reduce and Reuse Resources
Be Resourceful Discover how Portlanders are shifting priorities and thinking creatively about how we get more of the good stuff through the City of Portland's Be Resourceful campaign.
Free Geek Computer Reuse and Recycling
Community Warehouse donates furniture and household items to families in need
SCRAP promotes creative reuse through education and affordable reuse materials
School House Supplies takes private and corporate donations of all kinds - from basics like pencils and paper to books, backpacks, and folders - and put them in the hands of students.
Reuse It Video on reusing building materials by City of Eugene, DEQ, and BRING Recycling.
Metro Find a Recycler: to find a place to recycle materials you can not recycle in your curbside program, enter your address and item you want to recycle and this site will find the closest recycler available. If you still need help you can call (503)234-3000
Residential Curbside Recycling:
Check out this YouTube Video to see what happens to recycling after it leaves your curb. The video is by SP Recycling (a Material Recovery Facility) and shows how they sort out recyclables by machines and hand.
Oregon E Cycles is a free, easy and environmentally responsible recycling program for computers, monitors and TVs. The program is financed by electronics manufacturers and jointly implemented with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Find the closest place to take your e-waste.
Business Waste Reduction Resources
BoneyardNW (online commercial building materials exchange)
Food and Yard Waste Resources
El reciclaje en español (Recycling in Spanish)
Un guía de reciclaje en Portland en español (Portland Recycling Guide in Spanish)
Preguntas más frecuentes (Frequently Asked Questions in Spanish)
Vocabulario de reciclaje ingles/español (English/Spanish recycling vocabulary)
Un guía de reciclaje de plástico en español (Plastic Recycling Guide in Spanish)
Reciclando en su comunidad Presentación (Recycling in Your Community Presentation)
¿Todavía tiene preguntas? llame a la línea de Metro Recycling Information, al 503-234-3000 se habla español.