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I have a whole lot of stuff that I need to recycle. Cardboard, newspapers, cans, plastic bottles and some glass. I need to find a place in either Portland or Vancouver where I can drop all of it off. Getting a little bit of $$ for it would be a nice bonus, but just not having to pay would be good enough. It has to be somewhere that doesn't require an Oregon ID, too. Any suggestions where to look?<br><br>
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I know most waste management facilities in Washington have free recycling drop off. So see if you can find one near Vancouver and call to find out maybe? I can't help that far south, since we're seattle area.
 

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do they not have recycling bins there jessie? its added into our garbage bill whether we use it or not. which we do. call the city or look under recycling in the yellow pages. we can recycle cardboard, glass, aluminum, paper, foil, just tons of stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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No, not at our apartments AFAIK. I checked into recycling before we moved and the bins were small. I think I recall the apt. manager saying something about the dept. not picking the bins up here, but I'm not sure. I'll ask when I go to pay rent tomorrow. For right now though I have seven months worth of stuff sitting in the garage, including the boxes from when we moved. Way too much to put out in bins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I didn't check the phone book yet. It didn't even occur to me! Back in Yakima the recycling place was awful, they never answered phones, they were only open on certain days for certain things.... I keep forgetting that this city doesn't suck like Yakima does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm not in Portland, but here I always drop off our glass (after I have collected bags and bags of it) to a waste management place down here. I just drive on up and drop in the glass in the bins. It is free and easy.<br><br>
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The metro recycling number is 503 234-3000. They will tell you the closest place to you. I think my mom even called them in Camas and they gave her the information she needed. The website is <a href="http://www.metro-region.org" target="_blank">http://www.metro-region.org</a> They can tell you where to recycle computer parts and all kinds of weird stuff you may not think is recycable.
 

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What neighborhood are you in?<br><br>
Many neighborhood associations are having a clean-up this Sat (5/5). You can bring a carload for $5, I believe. Not sure how much/what they are recycling...but I know they recycle some stuff.
 
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