Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Home

Looking for more information and resources to reduce, reuse and recycle at home? Included below are links to resources and tools that may be helpful.

General resources

Waste prevention

Reuse and repair

  • What to Recycle and Where?: Use our online search tool to find reuse options
  • Hillsboro Library of Things & Beaverton Library of Things: A service that offers things to checkout, not just books
  • Community Warehouse: Local furniture bank that collects donations of home goods
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Accepts and sells new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods
  • SCRAP PDX: Creative reuse store and reuse education programs for youth
  • Repair Fair: Events where volunteers with "fixing" skills help others fix broken items
  • Fix-It Fairs: The Fix-It Fair is a free City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources
  • Free Geek: Organization that refurbishes and resells old electronics including computers, monitors, printers and keyboards
  • ResourcefulPDX: Reuse and repair resources in the Portland area
  • Reuse Alliance: Resources and services to strengthen the reuse community


Backyard composting

Toxics reduction

Medical and household hazardous waste

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