RECYCLING RESOURCES

Be certain to confirm what places are currently accepting + their hours. Email me if you have a suggestion of an organization to add to this list.


Batteries

United Battery (car)
109 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 503-289-0597


Battery X-Change
For locations visit: www.batteryxchange.com


Building Materials

Portland Metro ReStore
66 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503.283.6247
Description: Items they accept: Variety of building materials and hardware both new and used. Also, furniture, appliances and household goods.
Typical donations that they receive are:
  • Windows and doors
  • Flooring and tile
  • Plumbing fixtures and hardware
  • Lighting and electrical hardware
  • Sheets goods, roofing, HVAC
  • Cabinets and cabinet hardware
  • Furniture, appliances and household goods (no soft goods)
  • Tools and equipment


The ReBuilding Center
3625 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-331-1877
Description: The ReBuilding Center carries the region’s largest volume of used building and remodeling materials. It provides resources that make home repairs affordable to everyone, with the goal of promoting the reuse of salvaged and reclaimed materials. Inventory includes sinks, tubs, tile, lumber, doors, windows, trim and much more.

Items they accept: Lumber, Trim and Siding , Doors, Windows, Hand tools, Power tools, Kitchen and Bathroom cabinets, Sinks, Toilets, Appliances, Furnaces, Woodstoves, Tubs, Fencing, carpet and floor coverings and lighting.

Cannot accept: Items with peeling or chalking paint, mold, dry rot, asbestos, creosote or with insect, rodent or other pest infestations.


General


ECR (Environmentally Conscious Recycling)


Far West Recycling


Paint


Paint Care is an excellent resource to drop off unwanted paint if you live in CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, or VT.


Cell Phones


Multnomah County Library
All Locations: Just look for the green and white box at all Multnomah County libraries.
Description: Cell phones in landfills leach toxic chemicals into our water and air. That’s why Multnomah County has teamed up with The Wireless Alliance to offer free and convenient cell phone recycling with a “0-landfill” policy: All cell phones, chargers, batteries, and other components — regardless of value — will be accepted.

CALL TO PROTECT®
Description: CALL to PROTECT® is a national philanthropic program aimed at combating domestic violence. All donated phones are sent to our logistical partner, ReCellular, Inc., where they are either refurbished and sold, or recycled.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds generated by the sale of the refurbished phones are used to make grants to national organizations working to end family violence. All phones donated that are obsolete or damaged are recycled according to strict environmental standards.


Electronics


Best Buy

Their website says “We will take all kinds of used tech, no matter where you bought it or how old it is.”


City Recycle LLC
6510-B NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: 503-254-1927
Materials accepted: Computers, misc. electronics

Most all electronic equipment accepted: Monitors (all types), computer systems, hard drives, cd rom’s, modems, networking equipment, circuit boards and any computer related components, printers, scanners, copiers, mainframes, telephone equipment, VCR’s, stereo equipment, televisions, NO microwaves.


Oregon E-Cycles
Phone: 1-888-5-ECYCLE (532-9253)
Description: As of January 1, 2010, computers, monitors and TVs CANNOT be disposed of in the garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills, transfer stations and incinerators.

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).


Portland Metro Central Station
6161 NW 61st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste.

See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: open 8-5
Daily Hazardous Waste Accepted: 9-4 M-Sat

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045


Light Bulbs (fluorescent)


Portland Metro Central Station

6161 NW 61st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste.

See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: open 8-5
Daily Hazardous Waste Accepted: 9-4 M-Sat

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045


Paint

Portland Metro Central Station
6161 NW 61st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste.

See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: open 8-5
Daily Hazardous Waste Accepted: 9-4 M-Sat

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045


Shredding

EnviroShredNW
6650 N. Basin Ave, Suite G
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503)445-7701


Portland Shredding Service
309 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 334-0686
Description: Mobile only – $150 to come to your home


UPS Stores

Office Depot

EFI Recycling

EFI Recycling
4325 N. Commerce St.
(Swan Island)
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503.737.2100
Description: 20 cents per pound – $25 minimum AccuShred NW
2131 NW Birdsdale
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503.669.0460
Description: $10 per standard file size box

Styrofoam

Recycling Center III
4044 N. Suttle Rd.
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-285-8777
Description: Our goal at PLC Recycling is to reduce the amount of waste entering Oregon’s landfills. In achieving this goal we are striving to seek out new ways, types, and procedures to recycle waste which would otherwise be sent to the landfill instead of reusing it.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are the key factors we exhibit in maintaining environmental integrity