The best way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. If waste is prevented, there is no need or cost for the collection, processing and disposal.
- Buy products made with recycled content.
- Donate usable clothing and furniture to a local charity.
- Buy concentrates or items in bulk.
- When shopping, bring reusable bags to use.
- Buy durable and reusable products. Try to stay away from disposable items.
For more tips, visit Oregon Metro Garbage and Recycling.