Sort it out!


Some items are creating confusion for recyclers in the greater Portland, Oregon, area. If you recycle at home, check the lists below to make sure you're recycling right. It won’t take long, but it will make a difference for the environment. Click below to see the full lists.


Not recyclable



Don't see your item on the lists? Ask Metro, call us at 503-234-3000 or send a photo of your item to @recycleornot.


*Batteries power everything from power tools to phones. Batteries in the trash or recycling can start fires or explode. There are lots of places to take your used batteries for safe disposal. Find one near you.

Wondering about metal and glass? Check out Metro’s guide to recycling at home.