Recycling

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
Get Map!

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
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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
Get Map!

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 Earth Day 2017 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-2PM

04/22/2017 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham Earth Day 2017 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-2PM. Earth Day Everyday - Recycle. Info here!

Earth Day Everyday - Recycle

When: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall Parking Lot
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The City will hold its annual free recycling event in celebration of Earth Day. The recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents).

Click here for a complete list of items accepted.

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 today to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, or need more information about this event, please read more about the Earth Day recycling event.

Partner event

Contact Us

recycle@greshamoregon.gov

503-618-2518

Holiday Cooking? Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle

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Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Pouring left-over 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!
EWww! Grease clogged pipe

After big holiday meals, no one likes doing the 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, then toss the can in the trash.

Do your part
Grease can also plug sewer collection lines and pumps, thereby causing overflows into public areas and again possibly back up into your home. As a double whammy, the untreated wastewater may flow into streets, neighborhood storm drains and ultimately the nearest river or stream causing problems for surrounding communities and the environment.

Grease sources:

  • Meat fats
  • Gravy
  • Cooking oil
  • Shortening
  • Sauces
  • Salad dressings
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dairy products

How to Dispose of Grease at Home:

  • Never pour grease down sinks or toilets
  • Pour grease and oil into a can and freeze, then toss in the trash
  • Throw food scraps in the garbage
  • Avoid the garbage disposal

Remind family and friends - keep the grease out of the drain.

Happy Holidays!

Oregon E-Cycles® Offers FREE And Convenient Electronics Recycling

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Wondering what to do with those broken or unwanted TV's and computers? Oregon E-Cycles® Offers FREE And Convenient Electronics Recycling. Info Here!

Wondering what to do with those broken or unwanted TV's and computers?

Here's Your Answer!
Take them to your nearest Goodwill or Salvation Army store or drop-off location and they'll gladly take them off your hands for free!

Oregon E-Cycles® is a free, easy recycling program for computers, monitors and TVs. Just bring seven or fewer computers (desktops and laptops), monitors and TVs at a time to a participating collection site.

Computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.) and other types of electronics are not included. Dispose these items in your weekly recycling pick-up.

Have you tried the Wood Village BottleDrop yet?

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Have you tried the Wood Village BottleDrop yet? Returning Oregon redeemable's just got alot easier.  Info Here!
Employees counting redeemable's
Wood Village BottleDrop Center

Returning Oregon redeemable's
just got a lot easier.

Fill the bag. Drop it off. Collect your refund.

If you haven't tried the new Wood Village BottleDrop Redemption Center - what are you waiting?

Getting started

Simply stop by the Wood Village BottleDrop Center at 233rd & NE Halsey to sign-up (it only takes a minute). You'll get a nifty hard plastic ID card and 2 convenient ID key fobs, 2 BottleDrop bar coded bag tags and 2 EZ Drop bags (made from 100% recycled materials) to get you started.

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