Wondering where to get rid of unwanted stuff?

Clearing the Clutter - Recycling Resources

Computers, Monitors, and TVs:
Oregon E-Cycles: As of January 1, 2010, computers, monitors and TVs cannot be disposed of in the garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills, transfer stations and incinerators. However, Oregon E-Cycles is a free, easy and environmentally responsible recycling program for computers, monitors and TVs. The program is financed by electronics manufacturers and jointly implemented with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  Anyone can bring seven or fewer computers (desktops and laptops), monitors and TVs at a time to participating Oregon E-Cycles collection sites for free recycling. Please note that computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.) and other types of electronics are not included in this program. To find an Oregon E-Cycles collection site near you, call 888-532-9253, or visit

Unwanted Paint:
Since 1992, Metro has collected and recycled more than 1 million gallons of latex paint, helping the environment and keeping reusable resources out of the landfill. Got unwanted paint? Help protect the environment and conserve natural resources by taking it to one of Metro's hazardous waste facilities for proper disposal or recycling. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Metro Central Station: 6161 NW 61st Ave., Portland
Metro South Station: 2001 Washington St., Oregon City

Donation Centers:
The Rebuilding Center: carries the region's largest volume of used building and remodeling materials. It provides resources that make home repairs affordable to everyone, with the goal of promoting the reuse of salvaged and reclaimed materials. Three hundred visitors come to The ReBuilding Center every day to browse the ever-changing inventory that includes sinks, tubs, tile, lumber, doors, windows, trim and much more. You can donate materials for a tax-deductible receipt, or shop for them in the warehouse. All materials are priced 50-90% less than retail or market prices.
3625 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR  97277.
For free pick-up service, call 503-445-1520.

Veterans - Finders Keepers: Will pick up household goods for $2. 503-760-1676.

Community Warehouse: Will pick up household goods for $20. 503-235-8786.

Salvation Army Warehouse: Free pickup of household items and furniture. 800-958-7825.

Unwanted Appliances:
JACO: Will pick up unwanted appliances including dishwashers, stoves, ovens, freezers and refrigerators (refrigerators and freezers must be working). $25 per item fee. 800-414-5072.

Free Home Buyer Kit

"The Pathway to Your New Home - A Road Map of the Home Buying Process" includes a home shopping checklist along with information on pre-approval, low-down payment options, closing costs, and more.


Roberta Williams-Lock

Principal Broker
PO Box 80883
Portland OR, 97280