Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost Links
Reduce and Reuse Resources
Be Resourceful Portland makes it easy to be resourceful. Find tools here to help make simple changes to save more and live more through reuse, fixing, sharing and borrowing and buying smart.
Metro's Just Say No to Junk Mail Kit and other waste prevention ideas.
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.
Center for a New American Dream helps Americans reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment and promote social justice.
Center for Earth Leadership offers trainings that empower Northwesterners to forge a sustainable culture.
Reuse It Video on reusing building materials by City of Eugene, DEQ, and BRING Recycling.
Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR): A nonprofit coalition of individuals, governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses committed to encouraging waste prevention and recycling in Oregon.
Recycling Advocates: Oregon's only citizen-based, grassroots group dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
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 para recollección de basura, reciclaje y composta en español (Portland Recycling Guide in Spanish)
Preguntas más frecuentes (Frequently Asked Questions in Spanish)
Vocabulario de reciclaje ingles/español (English/Spanish recycling vocabulary)
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.