Recycling

FREE! City of Gresham Earth Day 2018 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9AM-2PM

04/28/2018 - 9:00am
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FREE! City of Gresham Earth Day 2018 Recycling Event: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9AM-2PM. Earth Day Everyday - Recycle. Info here!

Earth Day Everyday
Free Recycle Event

When: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall Parking Lot
1333 NW Eastman Pky.
Get Map!

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.

Hazardous waste collection

A separate hazardous waste collection event will be hosted by Metro:

More information

Naturescaping Basics Workshop, Troutdale: Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9AM-1PM

03/24/2018 - 9:00am
03/24/2018 - 1:00pm
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Naturescaping Basics Workshop, Troutdale: Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct.
Get Map!

Learn how to enhance your garden. Reduce maintenance while supporting local birds, bees and butterflies!

Naturescaping reduces water use, stormwater runoff and utilizes native plants. The workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping and explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden.
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Register today

Contact

Katie Meckes, 503-935-5368

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

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

04/22/2017 - 9:00am
04/22/2017 - 2:00pm
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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 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 of 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.

Holiday Recycling Tips! How-to Recycle Your Holiday Extras, plus Recycle Your Tree Curbside for Free


Holiday Recycling Tips! Learn the Do's and Dont's of Holiday Recycling, plus Recycle Your Tree Curbside for Free!

Learn the Do's and Dont's
of Holiday Recycling
plus, Ways to Recycle Your Tree Including Curbside for Free!

With the holiday's upon us, 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

Wood Village Beverage Container Redemption Center scheduled to open Sep 27, 2010

Wood Village Beverage Container Redemption Center scheduled to open Sep 27, 2010. Info here!

Cha-Ching!

Wood Village Redemption Center includes EZ Drop for greater convenience

Another first for Oregon

Oregon’s first beverage container redemption center since the inception of the Oregon Bottle Bill is scheduled to open Monday, September 27th.

The Wood Village BottleDrop Redemption Center, located at 3345 NE Halsey St., will be open to the public from 9AM to 6PM seven days a week. Operated by Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative the facility will have reverse vending-machines and employees available to count up to 200 containers per person per day and issue immediate container-deposit refunds.

Changes Ahead

Starting Sunday, October 3rd, the first two participating retailers Wood Village Fred Meyer and Cherry Park Safeway will no longer accept beverage container returns.

Consumers should take their refundable containers to the Wood Village Redemption Center or to smaller retailers in the area for collection.

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