Recycle at Home
There are plenty of reasons to recycle. It saves energy. It saves water. It reduces production costs. It even gives the economy a boost.
But recycling can sometimes be tricky and the rules confusing. Here are some resources to help you make sure you're recycling right.
Recycling at Home – This page from Metro is the resource for everything you need to know about recycling in our region. You can find answers to all your recycling questions and get the whats, hows and whys of residential recycling, from which bin it goes in to where it all ends up.
Recycle or Not – Information can be a bit overwhelming and it’s difficult to remember every little detail. Metro has launched their Recycle or Not campaign to help you easily confirm out what can and cannot recycle at home. And if you’re still not sure if something can be recycled, you can send a photo to the Recycle or Not Instagram page and they'll let you know!
Curbside Recycling Flyer - This is an excellent cheat sheet to keep handy.
Find a Recycler - There are still options if something can’t go in one of your recycling bins. Recycling depots take many items that can't go in your home container. Check Metro’s database to find one near you.
Household Hazardous Waste – Metro holds free neighborhood collections across the region from March through November. There’s no charge and you can see the schedule and a list of what you can bring.
From collection at the curb to sorting and bailing at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), watch the video to learn about one part of the journey recyclables make before eventually becoming a new product. Where your recycling goes from oregonmetro on Vimeo.
Composting - Learn about composting methods and tips for success.