Metro Recycling Information
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Find out how you can save money and build more sustainably by reusing and recycling construction and demolition debris.
Construction salvage and recycling are good for business and for the environment. Metro offers practical tools to help contractors, architects and developers save money, earn “green” building credits and keep building materials out of the landfill. Request a printed copy of the toolkit directory or Start Smart guide by calling Metro Recycling Information at 503-234-3000.
The go-to listing of more than 100 local recycling sites in the Portland metropolitan area.
Use this directory to find a nearby recycler for your construction and demolition debris. Available as a PDF or a searchable online tool, the directory includes helpful maps and lists recycling facility locations, accepted materials, and deconstruction and salvage contractors.
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A local how-to blueprint for attaining LEED salvage and recycling points from the U.S. Green Building Council
Metro created this publication to help the metropolitan-area building industry become more efficient in their use of resources. There is a specific focus on commercial building materials because they represent the biggest opportunity and the biggest challenge in taking them from disposal as garbage into salvage and reuse programs.
Download the Start Smart guide
Download a brochure and form below that will help you maximize your U.S. Green Building Council LEED recycling credits. Designed for construction and demolition contractors, waste haulers, salvagers, project managers and recycling facility operators, the form simplifies the tracking and reporting of salvage and recycling data from LEED projects in the Portland metropolitan area. Download the form
BoneyardNW, a free service brought to you by Metro, is an online marketplace for buying and selling used commercial building materials.
In collaboration with Metro and Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties, the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development offers a free green building hotline for homeowners, realtors, nonprofits, government agencies, contractors, students, developers, business owners and design professionals throughout the region. Learn about green building strategies, materials, renewable energy, stormwater management and more. Find out about resources and incentives to reduce your building's carbon footprint.
Visit the Green Development Resource Center
These associations and organizations support salvage and recycling of construction and demolition debris: