That stuff you’re parting with might not be trash. For easy options to recycle, donate or reuse anything from batteries and packing peanuts to that old dishwasher, search the directory or call 503-234-3000.

Antifreeze or antifreeze/water mix only. Must not contain oil or other contaminants, contaminated antifreeze is hazardous waste.



Includes boats, campers and travel trailers. All fluids must be drained, appliances and gas tanks must be removed.

Automobiles and trucks may be donated or scrapped. Some scrap metal dealers only take parts, not whole vehicles.

Includes glued and composite woods like particle board, OSB and plywood. Does not include wood material like Hardiplank and Trex. Nails and screws are acceptable.

Existing trees, shrubs and other vegetation that needs to be removed from construction sites may be salvageable. Enlisting the services of the following firms may save money on land-clearing costs and preserve valuable native or existing vegetation.

Single or double pane window glass in metal or vinyl frames or without frames. No wood framed windows, broken glass, or tempered, mirrored or otherwise treated glass.

Includes 3-tab and architectural grade shingles. Does not include commercial built-up or membrane-type roofing.

Built up roofing commonly used on flat roofs for businesses. May also be referred and include hot mop roofing.

Used building materials in good reusable condition. Contact the recycler for information about specific materials.

Untreated dimensional lumber. Recycling options cannot accept painted, stained, or otherwise coated wood. For reuse options, coatings may be acceptable. No pressure treated wood or particle board.

Items such as stereo equipment, copiers, VHS and DVD players, satellite dishes. Televisions, computers and computer peripherals are listed separately.

Loads of mixed dirt, bricks, rock, asphalt and concrete. May include other fill materials, but no organic materials.

All types of fluorescent lights contain mercury, which is a hazardous material. They should not be disposed of as garbage. Recyclers of fluorescent lamps should be able to provide proof that the materials they accept are recycled at a permitted facility and provide a certificate of recycling.

All types of fluorescent lights contain mercury, which is a hazardous material. They should not be disposed of as garbage. Recyclers of fluorescent lamps should be able to provide proof that the materials they accept are recycled at a permitted facility and provide a certificate of recycling.

There are both reuse and recycling options for home heating oil. Oil should never be disposed of in the garbage or down a drain.

May include latex and oil based paint plus many related items like stains and lacquer. Please read the recycler notes carefully for details on what materials they accept.

ink jet cartridges for computer printers. Please contact the recycler to verify that items are currently accepted.

Some thermostats contain mercury, a toxic heavy metal. Mercury-containing thermostats should never be disposed of in drop boxes or garbage cans. If you are unsure if a thermostat contains mercury, contact the manufacturer. If you are bringing a mercury-containing thermostat to the hazardous waste facility, bring the whole unit, not just the mercury ampoule.

Contain radioactive material which allows them to glow in the dark. There is a federal take back program for these, http://www.trainex.org/web_courses/tritium/index.htm

Appliances that contain Freon or other coolants such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners.

Large appliances such as water heaters, cook ranges, washers and dryers, and dish washers. Does not include appliances that use a coolant such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.

Metal drums. Read notes carefully, some recyclers cannot accept drums that contained hazardous materials.

Aerosol cans must be completely empty, remove the cap but leave the nozzle. Aerosol cans with product left in them are hazardous waste.

All iron and steel other than cans. Includes scrap metal items such as lawn mowers, barbecues, chain link fencing. Test metal with a magnet; if it is iron or steel a magnet sticks to it.

Most recyclers require that the glass turntable be removed. The glass is not recyclable, it can be kept or donated for reuse.

Such as aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, zinc, etc.; metals that will not stick to a magnet. Includes items such as gutters, copper pipe, and wire.

String lights like Christmas lights. Please read the recycler notes carefully, some require the bulbs to be removed.

Includes a variety of materials that may be reused for arts and crafts like vinyl banners, art paint and fabric scraps.

Car seats cannot be donated due to liability issues, and there are very limited recycling options for them. Please read the recycler notes carefully for preparation instructions. It is recommended that the straps be cut off to render the seat unusable if the car/booster seat is placed in the garbage.

Beverage containers with a deposit, purchased in Oregon. This currently includes any container between 4 ounces and 1.5 liters that contained prepared coffee or tea, kombucha, energy and sports drinks, carbondated soft drinks, hard cider, beer, water, or juice.

Depending upon condition, mattresses may be reused, recycled or disposed of as garbage. Please read the recycler notes for details.

Reusable medical equipment and mobility equipment only. Please verify what items are accepted by contacting the business directly. May include some machinery, walkers, specialty beds, wheel chairs, etc. Items accepted vary greatly.

Includes items like tennis balls, skis, golf balls etc. Contact the recycler for information about specific materials.

Milk cartons, drink boxes and other cartons in which soy milk, broth, soup and similar products are often sold.

Mostly paper shredding services; however, some businesses are also able to shred other materials such as media or prototypes.

Blocks of clean, dry packaging foam marked with a #6 or PS inside the triangle. Also known by the brand name, Styrofoam™

When reused, must be with cases and inserts; when recycled, paper sleeves and inserts must be removed. The paper can be recycled with mixed paper.

Clean polystyrene food containers such as clam shells, egg cartons, meat trays and take-out containers.

Includes a wide variety of any numbered or un-numbered plastics ranging from plastic lawn furniture to children's toys. No plastics labeled PLA, degradable or oxy-degradable, they are garbage.

Must be clean and dry for reuse. For the cornstarch peanuts, please read the notes carefully, they are not accepted by all recyclers.

Bottles and jars with a screw-top lid or a neck narrower than the base. No plastics labeled PLA, degradable or oxy-degradable, they are garbage.

Clean plastic "clamshell" food containers. Clamshells are usually hinged food containers commonly used for take-out, lettuce and fruits. No plastics labeled PLA, degradable or oxy-degradable, they are garbage.

Stretchy plastic like shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper delivery bags, bubble wrap or other plastic bags marked with either a two or four. Does not include crinkly plastic bags like cereal box liners, cellophane and chip bags. No plastics labeled PLA, degradable or oxy-degradable, they are garbage.

Round containers with a wider rim than base. Contain products such as yogurt, salsa, margarine, cottage cheese, hummus, etc. Must not have contained toxic products. Does not include plastic drink cups and large tubs such as salad tubs.

Leaves, grass, weeds, twigs, branches, brush or stumps. Not all businesses accept all types of yard debris; read notes carefully.

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