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Recycling Basics

How do I learn more about recycling?

If you live in the Portland metro area, the best resource is the Oregon Metro website. They can assist you with any question about what can be recycled and where. Just search the “Find a Recycler” page, or call them at 503-234-3000

Where can I recycle…

Plastic film

#2, #4, #5 and #6 plastics

#5 plastics

#6 plastics

Other Items


Local Expert Forums and Tips


Education and Certification Opportunities

If you’d like to become an expert in recycling, consider these two sources:


Local Portland Area: Talking Trash with Peggy LaPoint

National: Trash Talking with Eco Warriors with Barbara Lee

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