Post Holiday Waste Recycling

Happy Holidays!!
After the Holidays where to recycle all of the Holiday trimmings?

Wrapping paper, cards and boxes that are 100 percent paper can be recycled in curbside bins. Do not put foil, plastic coating and glitter into recycle bins. Plastic bottles, jars, tubs and buckets are the only plastics that you can recycle at home.

Christmas Trees and Wreaths in Portland
Oregon Metro Information

Styrofoam™ Blocks (No food-related Styrofoam)
Total Reclaim $5 per load 5805 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland | 503-281-1899
Recology – $5 per load – two locations: Foster Road location – 6400 SE 101st Avenue, Bldg. #4-A, Portland | 503-774-1418 Suttle Road Location – 4044 North Suttle Road, Portland | 503-285-8777

Rigid plastic and plastic bag recycling
Free drop off at Far West Fibers -Seven locations *6440 SE Alexander, Hillsboro *12820 NE Marx St, Portland *341 Foothills Rd, Lake Oswego *10750 SW Denney Rd, Beaverton *4629 SE 17th Ave, Portland *1520 NW Quimby, Portland *2005 N Rosa Parks Blvd, Portland (503)643-9944 or

Holiday Lights
If you’ve been thinking of switching out your old holiday lights for energy-saving LEDs, the Oregon Zoo is ready to help. Throughout ZooLights, the zoo will be collecting old holiday light strings for recycling. Just drop off your old lights at the Zoo Store by Sunday, Jan. 1, and you’ll get a coupon for a free piece of Zoo Store fudge in exchange. LEDs are very eco-friendly decorations: They use only about 1 percent of the power of standard holiday lights. NOTE: We are not asking for donations of lights to use at the zoo – all of the lights we collect will be recycled into their component parts.

Know of any other resources for Holiday recycling in the Portland, Vancouver area? 
Ideas about reducing Holiday debris? 
Please share the information in comments.

Sources:  Oregon
Photos:  top: from flickr member foilman  bottom: flickr member PBoyd04

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