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Green on the job

Garbage and recycling    Green on the job

Whether you work in a child care center, restaurant, cubicle or construction site, Metro can help you reduce, reuse and recycle. From cleaning green to salvaging building materials, learn ways to make the most of valuable resources at work.

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Metro's Recycle at Work resource center

Your business can help reduce waste, save natural resources and prevent pollution. It’s easy – just contact the Recycle at Work team. They provide free, customized assistance to all types of businesses throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Visit the Recycle at Work resources center to request assistance and access online tools. Get free recycling containers, posters, presentations and other education materials. Find out how to start or expand your recycling program...Visit RecycleAtWork.com

Fork It Over! food donation

Fork It Over! is Metro's food donation program to reduce hunger and waste in the Portland, Oregon region. Join the many area businesses that have committed to reducing waste and fighting hunger...More

Construction salvage and recycling

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...More

Toxics-free child care

Discover ways to make your child care center safer by using chemicals carefully and choosing less-toxic products. Get started today with Metro's videos, posters and hands-on tools...More

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Get rid of unused paint

Find out how to prevent, reduce, recycle or safely dispose of common paint wastes to protect water quality, fish, wildlife and people...More

Small business hazardous waste program

If your business generates small amounts of hazardous waste, you may be eligible to dispose of hazardous waste at a designated Metro facility via the Conditionally Exempt Generator program...More

Compost your food waste

If your business is in Portland, you can now contract with waste haulers to collect food waste and food-soiled paper for composting. The City of Portland provides technical assistance, training for your employees, communications and marketing materials and more. For businesses outside Portland, contact your local government solid waste and recycling department for information about potential composting in your area...Visit Portland Composts!

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Share a ride

Discover information and links to easy ways to save money and reduce carbon emissions by carpooling, vanpooling or carsharing.

Employer trip-reduction programs

Employers can establish customized trip-reduction programs with help from experienced Metro staff.

MetroPaint

MetroPaint is easy to love because it's earth friendly and a fraction of the cost of new paint.

Small business hazardous waste program

If your business generates small amounts of hazardous waste, you may qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Generator.

Green from the Ground Up

Discover seminars for land-savvy building professionals.

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Toxics-free child care

Discover ways to make your child care center safer by using chemicals carefully and choosing less-toxic products.Go

Grow green

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Earn your green thumb

Boost your reputation as an earth-friendly landscaper at Ecobiz.org or become an accredited organic land care practitioner with Tilth.org.

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Metro offers practical tools to help contractors, architects and developers save money, earn green building credits and keep building materials out of the landfill.

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Recycle at Work
Get free education and assistance to make it easy for you to start, maintain or improve a waste prevention and recycling system that works for your business.

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