Donation, Recycling, and Shredding Events and Resources

It is Spring Break in Portland and while many of you have escaped our grey and rainy weather some of you may be having a staycation and spending time spring cleaning and decluttering your home.  

Once you have decluttered you probably have lots of stuff that needs to get out of your home.  Here are a couple of events to help you dispose of your unwanted clutter:

Prescription Drug Turn in and Shred Event / April 28th
Drive up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated and documents will be securely shredded on site. By participating, you reduce the risk of identity theft and misuse of prescription drugs.
Southwest Community Recycling Event / May 5th
The SW Community Recycling Event collects items not eligible for curbside disposal.

Additional Resources:
AccuShred NW 
Secure paper shredding along with non-fiber material such as CDs, DVDs, and media tapes.
Drop-off locations on the website
Pick-up available
2131 NW Birdsdale Ave Gresham, OR 97030
Community Warehouse
Appliances—Small, Bedding, Furniture, Household
3969 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. Portland, OR
8389 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin, OR
Computer Drive Connection 
Accepts all types of computers, servers, and mainframes for recycling
909 N Freemont Lane Cornelius, OR 97113
Dress for Success—Oregon 
New or nearly-new suits, other business appropriate apparel, shoes or even accessories like handbags and unused cosmetics or jewelry
1532 B NE 37th Portland, OR 97232
Far West Fibers 
Recycler of Books, Cardboard, Magazines, Newspapers, plastics, metals, dead electronics, Styrofoam (check first before bringing)
4930 Se 26th Ave Portland, OR
(503) 238-1640,
12820 NE Marx Street Portland, OR
(503) 255-2299
6440 SE Alexander Street Hillsboro, OR
(503) 643-9944
10750 SW Denny Street Portland, OR
(503) 643-9944
Free Geek 
refurbishes technology to provide computers, education and job skills in exchange for community service. Electronic Recycling (e.g., P.C.’s, keyboards, etc.)
1710 SE 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Freecycle Network Donations Facilitator
Goodwill Industries
Appliances, Clothing, Furniture, Household Items, Toys, etc. Retail stores to fund career training and employment programs that help people overcome barriers to employment and become independent, tax-paying members of their communities. Locations everywhere, including Goodwill Express Donation sites 503-238-6100
Metro Recycling 
Hazardous household waste to dispose of safely Directory of recycling and salvage facilities for construction and demolition debris.
Metro Central Transfer Station
6161 NW 61st Avenue Portland, OR
Metro South Transfer Station 2001 Washington Street Oregon City, OR
502-234-3000 garbage-and-recycling
SCRAP (School and Community Reuse Action Program)
Craft and Art Supplies for Schools/Kids Visit the website for a detailed list of what they accept.
1736 SW Alder Portland, OR 97205
Shepherds Door
Clothing – Women/Children Only
13207 NE Halsey Portland, OR 97230
Most affordable shredding service for large quantities
5387 N. Marine Drive Portland, OR 97203

William Temple House
Accepts a wide range of household & clothing items.
Visit website for a current listing of what can/cannot be accepted
2230 NW Glisan Portland, OR 97210
503-222-3328 (Pick up)

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