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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Event Recycling Help from Master Recyclers

Would you like help planning for recycling, composting or waste prevention at an event in the Portland area?

Consider inviting a Master Recycler to help you create and implement a plan to reduce the amount of garbage generated at your event, and recycle and compost as much as possible.

The Master Recycler program is a community education and outreach program on thoughtful consumption, toxics reduction, composting and recycling. Participants learn waste reduction and outreach techniques and then commit to volunteer 30 hours doing community education and outreach. Helping community organizations plan, implement and evaluate a “waste recovery plan” at an event is a perfect way for Master Recyclers to meet their volunteer commitment. Master Recyclers can also train and supervise your volunteers and vendors at your event.

Please note that Master Recyclers cannot staff waste stations to direct participants on how to sort their waste, nor can they haul or sort waste themselves.

To submit a request for a volunteer to help at your event, complete the Contact Us form on the Master Recycler website.

If you are not looking for a volunteer, but have specific questions about managing waste at events, visit PSU's Portland Event Recycling website.