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Garbage and recycling

Get everything you need to know about recycling and garbage and hazardous waste disposal in the Portland metropolitan area. Plus, learn how to keep your neighborhood clean.

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Find a recycler

Use the directories or the recycler locator tool to find facilities and organizations that accept electronics, plastics, metal and many other materials...Go

Metro's garbage and recycling transfer stations

Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations. Find out when they’re open, where they are, how to get your stuff ready to recycle and the types of garbage they take...Go

Recyclable items

Guide to hazardous waste

Wondering what to do with those old paint cans, motor oil and pesticides – and how to best dispose of them? Whether you’re a home or business, Metro has drop-off centers to take your hazardous waste...Go

Recycle at home

When it comes to recycling at home, the residents of the region are national leaders. Find out how you can help to make a difference...Go

Recycle at work

Whether you work at an office, a restaurant, or construction site, Metro can help you reduce, reuse and recycle. Plus – find out how to donate leftover food, sell your salvaged materials, and save money on your garbage bill...Go

Recycle at school

Teach your students about recycling. Metro develops and maintains a wide selection of materials and programs for schools in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties...Go

Stop illegal dumping

Find out how Metro’s RID Patrol tackles the problem of illegal dumping and how you can help keep your neighborhood clean by reporting illegal dumpers and haulers...Go

Clean up your neighborhood

Make a difference in your neighborhood and plan a community cleanup event! Metro offers vouchers to nonprofits for the disposal of bulky waste and nonrecyclable materials...Go

Find your garbage hauler

Your garbage hauler can answer questions about rates, fees and collection days. Enter your address or intersection and see which is closest...Go

Resources

Metro’s recycling information hotline

Metro’s friendly staff will answer your questions about recycling, disposal and waste prevention. Call 503-234-3000, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday...Go

Stop illegal dumping

Metro works closely with other local government agencies and local law enforcement to assure that illegal dumps are quickly and thoroughly cleaned up and investigated. Report illegal haulers online or call the Metro Recycling Information hotline at 503-234-3000...Go

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