Recycling

CANCELED. City of Gresham Free Clothing and Toy Swap: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30AM-3PM

03/21/2020 - 10:30am
03/21/2020 - 3:00pm
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City of Gresham Free Clothing and Toy Swap: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30AM-3PM. . Info here!

Don't Toss It - Swap It!

When: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30AM-3PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham Library
385 NE Miller Ave.
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Join the City of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham by participating in waste reduction and reuse activities.

  • Swap clothing and toys (bringing items not required)
  • Make a green cleaner and recycled art project
  • Master recyclers onsite to answer food waste prevention and recycling questions
  • Clothing swap
  • Toy swap
  • Recycling tips
  • Home reuse tips
  • Recycled art
  • Make reusable bags

For more information about this event, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe at 503-618-2694 or Shaunna.Sutcliffe@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Earth Day 2019 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM

04/20/2019 - 9:00am
04/20/2019 - 2:00pm
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City of Gresham Earth Day 2019 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM. Earth Day Everyday - Recycle. Info here!

Earth Day Everyday - Recycle

When: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The City will hold its annual recycling event in celebration of Earth Day. This event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents).

Items that can be recycled or donated

Volunteer

We are also looking for volunteers for this year's event. Tasks may include directing traffic, handing out flyers, unloading materials from automobiles and sorting materials.

Sign up to volunteer.

More information

Free household hazardous waste collection events:

Metro 2019 Neighborhood Collection Schedule

  • May 04 - Gresham City Hall, 9AM-2PM
  • May 18 - Mt Hood Community College, Lot N, 9AM-2PM
  • Jun 15 - Gresham City Hall, 9AM-2PM

Holiday Recycling Tips: How-to Recycle Your Holiday Extras and Your Christmas Tree Curbside for Free!

Holiday Recycling Tips: How-to Recycle Your Holiday Extras plus Recycle Your Tree Curbside for Free! Info here! title=

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Recycling

Plus, How-to Recycle Your Tree Curbside for Free!

As the holiday's draw to a close, here's a few tips for proper disposal of unwanted wrapping paper, wreaths and trees!

Holiday Recycling Questions

  • Can glossy holiday gift bags go in the blue cart?
    Paper gift bags can be recycled. Tip: Usually if you can tear the paper fairly easily it will pulp up at the paper mill. Gift bags can be reused or donated to charity.
  • Can cellophane or foil wrapping paper go in the blue cart?
    Non-paper wrapping material should not go in the blue roll carts. Most “foil-like” paper is metallic ink on paper and is accepted with recycling.
  • Can present ribbons be recycled in the blue cart?
    Non-paper ribbons are not accepted (very few ribbons are paper-based).

    Plenty more tips below this break!

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Pouring leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces down the sink can result in a grease-clogged drain and cost you a bundle. Here's some helpful tips!

After big holiday meals, no one likes to be the one stuck doing clean-up

But if you aren't careful with leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces a grease-clogged drain could end up costing you a bundle.

When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing messy sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repair in your home

The simple solution
Pour the grease into a can, freeze it, and toss the can in the trash.

Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Apr 23, 2011 9AM-2PM

04/23/2011 - 9:00am
04/23/2011 - 2:00pm
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Gresham and Wood Village Annual Earth Day Recycling Event: Apr 23, 2011 9AM-2PM.  Info Here!

When: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Annual Earth Day Event. Bring your recyclables. Rain or Shine!

Clean up your world

Bring your recyclable items for collection to Gresham City Hall on Saturday, April 23, from 9AM to 2PM. This recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents and will be held in the Gresham City Hall parking lots, 1333 NW Eastman Pky. Rain or shine!

Below is a list of this years acceptable items. Click each link for details about what qualifies.

Collection Items

Electronics and Batteries

We are not accepting electronics or batteries at the Earth Day event. There are options for recycling these items.

TVs, computers and monitors can be recycled for free year-round at two recycling sites in Gresham.

Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs, Gresham City Hall: Sep 25, 2010 1-5PM

09/25/2010 - 1:00pm
09/25/2010 - 5:00pm
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Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs, Take Advantage of Fall Prescription Drug Collections: Gresham City Hall, Saturday Sep 25, 2010 1-5PM.  Info here!

Take Advantage of this
Fall Rx Drug Collection

Sat Sep 25th 1-5PM,
Gresham City Hall

When: Saturday, Sep 25, 1PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs

Take Advantage of Fall Prescription Drug Collections and Empty Your Medicine Cabinets. If you have unused or expired prescription medicines in your home, you can dispose of them safely on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Gresham City Hall. Participants will empty their pill bottles into containers at the drop-off site. Liquid medication must stay in the prescription bottle. No intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste will be accept.

Keep Drugs Out of the Water Supply

Sometimes we forget the toilet is not a trash can. The City's Wastewater Services asks residents to help keep water sources clean by not flushing unused medications and personal care products down the toilet or sink. In one national study of 139 streams in 30 states, drugs were found in 80% of the samples. In the Potomac River, male fish were discovered producing eggs. While there is no evidence of risk to human health, these products contain compounds detected in trace amounts in aquatic systems even past the wastewater treatment plant. Read more...

City of Gresham Repair Cafe, Mar 2020: Sat, Mar 07, 2020 10AM-12:30PM

03/07/2020 - 10:00am
03/07/2020 - 12:30pm
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City of Gresham Repair Cafe, Mar 2020: Sat, Mar 07, 2020 10AM-12:30PM. Don't Toss It! Let's Fix It! Info here!

Don't Toss It. Let's Fix It!

When: Sat, Mar 07, 2020 10AM-12:30PM
Where: Habitat for Humanity ReStore
610 NE 181 Ave.
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Get your broken items fixed by community volunteers for free. The City of Gresham and Coalition of Neighborhood Associations are teaming up to bring people with repair skills together to help neighbors fix their broken items.

Types of household items repaired

  • Broken bicycles, chains and tires
  • Torn clothing, missing buttons and other fabric repairs
  • Broken lamps, clocks, fans and small kitchen appliances
  • Broken laptops, VCRs, DVD or CD players, printers, calculators, Gameboys and remote controls

Please note: Televisions, microwaves, sewing machines and small engines are not repairable at this event.

What to expect

  • Try to bring anything that may be needed to repair your item; Parts, buttons, matching thread, power cords, batteries, connecting cables, remote controls, instructions manuals, etc.
  • We try to help everyone who brings an item. If participants bring multiple items (allowed), we can only work on one item at a time and may not be able to fix more than one item per person.
  • Our volunteer fixers will do their best to repair your item, but some repairs may be too complicated or require resources that aren't available at the event.
  • The event is free. There may be a wait depending on the number of repairs.

Contact

For more information contact us at RepairCafeGresham@gmail.com or 503-618-2694.

Repair PDX

Gresham Repair Cafe

City of Gresham Free Clothing and Holiday Decor Swap: Sat, Jan 18, 2020 10:30AM-1PM

01/18/2020 - 10:30am
01/18/2020 - 1:00pm
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City of Gresham Free Clothing and Holiday Decor Swap: Sat, Jan 18, 2020 10:30AM-1PM. . Info here!

Clean Out Those Closets

When: Sat, Jan 18, 2020 10:30AM-1PM
Where: Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Ave.
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Join the City of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham by participating in waste reduction and reuse activities, including:

  • Clothing and holiday decor swap.
  • Recycling and food waste prevention information.
  • Kids recycled art and crafts.
  • Reduce waste with easy, at-home ideas.

For more information about this event, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe at 503-618-2694 or Shaunna.Sutcliffe@GreshamOregon.gov.

Read more about recycling in Gresham.

City of Gresham Repair Cafe: Sat, Mar 09, 2019 10AM-12PM

03/09/2019 - 10:00am
03/09/2019 - 12:00pm
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City of Gresham Repair Cafe: Sat, Mar 09, 2019 10AM-12PM. Let's Fix It! Info here!

Let's Fix It!

When: Sat, Mar 09, 2019 10AM-12PM
Where: Habitat for Humanity ReStore
610 NE 181st Ave.
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Get your broken items fixed by community volunteers for free

The City of Gresham and Coalition of Neighborhood Associations are teaming up to bring people with repair skills together to help neighbors fix their broken items.

Types of household items repaired

  • Broken bicycles, chains and tires
  • Torn clothing, missing buttons and other fabric repairs
  • Broken clocks, fans and small kitchen appliances
  • Broken VCRs, DVD or CD players, printers, calculators, Gameboys and remote controls

Please note: Televisions, microwaves and small engines are not repairable at this event.

What to expect
  • Try to bring anything that may be needed to repair your item; Parts, buttons, matching thread, power cords, batteries, connecting cables, remote controls, instructions manuals, etc.
  • We try to help everyone who brings an item. If participants bring multiple items (allowed), we can only work on one item at a time and may not be able to fix more than one item per person.
  • Our volunteer fixers will do their best to repair your item, but some repairs may be too complicated or require resources that aren't available at the event.
  • The event is free. There may be a wait depending on the number of repairs.
Contact

For more information contact us at repaircafegresham@gmail.com or 503-618-2694.

Creative Recycling Night: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 6PM-7:30PM

03/12/2019 - 6:00pm
03/12/2019 - 7:30pm
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Creative Recycling Night: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 6PM-7:30PM. Info here!

When: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Rosewood Initiative
16126 SE Stark Street
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Join the Citys Recycling and Solid Waste staff for a fun and creative event for the whole family. We will learn how to make recycled greeting cards and journals with recycled materials from SCRAP PDX. Learn how to recycle with fun, interactive presentations and games.

  • Free pizza
  • Craft supplies provided (scissors, glue, paper, etc.)
  • Free instruction and recycling information

For more information, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe at 503-618-2694 or Shaunna.Sutcliffe@GreshamOregon.gov.

Learn more about recycling

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