BNA Green Team updated Metro's list to reduce garbage & increase recycling during the holidays.
START HERE >>> Reuse, re-gift and donate unwanted or unused items with a community collection event before or after Christmas.
Keep discarded electronics out of the garbage 1-888-5-ECYCLE (1-888-532-9253) http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ/ecycles/Pages/default.aspx
Divert decorations & gift wrap https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/index.cfm?&a=618111
Compost holiday trees https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/558502
Reuse in Portland
A grassroots movement committed to a sharing economy and helping people give and gain cool free stuff. It promotes reuse and keeping usable items out of landfills.
Paying it Forward Store http://www.payingitforwardstore.org
The Paying it Forward Store helps those in immediate need of clothing, coats and shoes and connects to other like-minded organizations by collecting and distributing donated items.
PDX Free Store https://www.facebook.com/groups/365603686842843/about/
The PDX Free Store is like a rummage sale except everything is free—clothes, housewares, music, toys and games. Bring clean, working items to donate—take home items you need.
Rooster is a community of neighbors who share resources at no cost. It’s about borrowing things you need—and making rewarding connections in your community. Learn more about Rooster.
Nextdoor is a tool for getting helpful recommendations and resources from neighbors in addition to borrowing, donating or selling items.
Buy Nothing Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/185057795232149/
Buy Nothing Project members post anything you’d like to give away, lend or share. It is neighborhood- and Facebook-based, focused on items you’d like to borrow or acquire, at no cost, from neighbors.
Have unusable bulky items?
Your garbage and recycling company can remove large items that are not reusable or recyclable for an extra charge. Call your garbage & recycling company (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/54938) a week in advance and they will give you a cost estimate. For a reasonable charge, they will pick up appliances, furniture, large branches, stumps and other big items. For curbside pickup, set bulky items at your curb on the day your garbage and recycling company has agreed to pick them up.
For discarded items abandoned in your neighborhood contact the Metro Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Patrol or call 503-234-3000
The BNA Green Team:
BNA Green Team Meetings
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Garbage & Recycling
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)
Multnomah County Master Gardeners
METRO Yard & Garden https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden
Native plants https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden/plants
Ask Metro 503-234-3000