Beaverton residents love to recycle: our community has one of the most comprehensive recycling programs in the state. But what about those hard to recycle items that do not belong in your curbside recycling roll-cart? You do not have to wait for Recycling Day 2011 to recycle many of these things. Here are some options:
Electronics: The Oregon E-cycles program provides an opportunity for free recycling of many home electronic devices (computers and televisions). http://www.oregonecycles.org/
Plastic Bags: Do not put plastic bags in your curbside recycling. Many grocery stores and some recycling depots will take your clean plastic bags for recycling.
Bulky Waste: If you have a large item you want picked up, you can call your garbage hauler and make special arrangements for collection for a fee.
Hazardous Waste: If you have unwanted hazardous household products such as pesticides, leftover paint, solvents and automotive fluids you can take them to one of Metro's hazardous waste facilities (call 503-234-3000 for options). They will recycle them or dispose of them safely.
Reuse: Instead of recycling, offer your materials for reuse at any local charity.
For more information contact the Sustainability and Recycling Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (503) 526-2665 or visit our Web site BeavertonOregon.gov/recycling. General recycling information is also available at www.oregonmetro.gov/findrecycler.