Portland residents have many options to properly dispose of a wide variety of items, however, there are some materials that cannot be disposed of at the curb.
Recycling depots accept many non-curbside items, including three Far West Recycling locations in Portland. There are also community events that offer ways for residents to drop off materials for recycling and proper disposal. These events are free but appreciate donations.
Community Recycling hosts three such events each year where items you cannot dispose of at the curb are collected for recycling. The next event is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Southwest Portland. Review the website for details on what to bring and how to prepare the accepted items.
Accepted items include:
- Ink cartridges
- Holiday lights
- Electronics and appliances
Saturday February 6, 2016
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St Luke Church, 4595 SW California St, Portland (enter by turning west off SW 45th Ave)
Can’t make the event and interested in disposing other items not accepted at the curb? Contact the Metro Recycling Information online or call 503-234-3000.