Waste Prevention

Reduce, Reuse, and then Recycle

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Recycling is great but reducing your waste in the first place is an even better way to reduce household garbage and conserve resources.

Simple Tips

  • Bring reusable bags when shopping
  • Use a reusable bottle for your water
  • Use a travel mug for your morning coffee stop
  • Stop junk mail

Reduce and Reuse Resources

Learn what, where and how to recycle in the Portland metropolitan area with Metro's free Reduce, Reuse, Recycle guide. Call Metro Recycling Information at 503-234-3000 for a free copy or download.