Metro needs more garbage. So it’s aiming to tax some of Portland’s recycling.
On one of the grittiest patches of industrial Northwest Portland, Terrell Garrett handles the kind of recycling you won’t see at Burgerville or in an episode of Portlandia.
More than 100 trucks ru
Neighbors of a proposed West Burnside site for bottle and can returns pop their tops.
Every day, Rob Wolters sees a lot of the raw city life
outside his condo at West Burnside Street and Southwest 18th Avenue that
he says makes it interesting to live downtown: homeless people sleep
Why doesn’t it matter anymore that all the glass to be recycled is mixed?
We used to have to separate our glass by color for
recycling. Now it all goes in one bin and gets smashed together, so
sorting post-pickup seems impossible. Why doesn’t it matter anymore that
Now that our trash is picked up biweekly, I find myself
tempted to toss questionable items into the recycling bin, even though
they don’t belong there. Of course, I’d never actually do this—
Any way to get rid of all that Christmas-morning packaging?
So far, biweekly trash pick-up is working for me. But
the holidays are coming, and I’m pretty sure the Styrofoam from an Xbox
would fill my whole trash bin. Is there any way to get rid of all th
Metro accepts used oil for curbside recycling, but they
insist that it be in a transparent container, which rules out any motor
oil bottle I’ve ever seen. Why can’t we recycle used motor oil in
Why green Portland doesn’t recycle food waste citywide yet.
A pilot program in Portland to collect food waste
separately from residential garbage won’t expand to include the entire
city this spring as expected.
Two new Portland garbage transfer facilities