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Tips for Recycling Those Trickier Items

For the most part, recycling is pretty straight forward. We know to clean out our jars, peel off labels, and, depending on your county, separate glass. But for some items it’s really hard to tell. What are you supposed to do with that old can of paint in your garage? What about batteries or even old electronics? We’ve put together of list of those perplexing products for our local friends. And if you are not local and have questions, we highly recommend the website earth911.com to find recycling options near you.

  • Batteries
    • Car
      • AutoZone
      • Home Depot
      • O’Reilly Auto Parts
      • Walmart
      • Batteries Plus Bulbs
    • Lithium-ion
      • Home Depot
      • North Marion County Recycling & Transfer Station (Woodburn)
      • Far West Recycling (Portland/Tualatin/Hillsboro/Lake Oswego)
      • Staples
      • Batteries Plus Bulbs
    • Alkaline
      • North Marion County Recycling & Transfer Station (Woodburn)
      • Waste Management Recycle America (Portland)
      • Total Reclaim (Portland)
      • Yamhill County Hazardous Waste Collection Event (McMinnville)
      • Metro South Household Hazardous Waste (Oregon City)
    • Electronics
      • Cell phones
        • Home Depot
        • Target
        • Newberg Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off Program
        • Sprint
      • Laptops
        • Newberg Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off Program
        • North Marion County Recycling & Transfer Station (Woodburn)
        • Far West Recycling (Portland/Tualatin/Hillsboro/Lake Oswego)
        • Staples
        • Best Buy
      • Small kitchen appliances (microwave, blender, etc.)
        • North Marion County Recycling & Transfer Station (Woodburn)
        • Newberg Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off Program
        • Far West Recycling (Portland/Tualatin/Hillsboro/Lake Oswego)
        • S. Davis Recycling Inc (Clackamas)
      • Paint
        • North Marion County Recycling & Transfer Station (Woodburn)
        • Sherwin Williams
        • Rodda Paint
        • Ace Hardware
      • Light Bulbs
        • Batteries Plus Bulbs

 

 

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