The Eco-Friendly Organizer

At NW Organizing Solutions our goal is to ensure that we take every step we can to be a good steward of the environment. When you work with us, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from working with an eco-friendly organizer who uses green practices not as a gimmick, but as a matter of course.

NW Organizing Solutions will assist in the removal and recycling of unwanted goods and hazardous materials. See the resource list below for places we often use and where you can take your items for donation, disposal, recycling or resale. Don’t see the information you need, feel free to contact us for your specific environmentally friendly solution.

Organizing and Downsizing Resource List

Donate: (in addition to Goodwill & Salvation Army)

Bedding/Linens

  • A.R.C.– 503-777-4736 – Helps people with developmental disabilities
  • Bradley Angle House or Women’s’ shelter – 503-232-1528 – Offers a safe, welcoming environment and individualized services
  • Oregon Community Warehouse– 503-235-8786 – Collects and redistributes furniture and household goods to low-income people

Books

Building Supplies

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore– 503.906.3823 – The ReStore raises funds to help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes.
  • The ReBuilding Center– 503-331-1877 – Provides resources that make home repairs affordable to everyone, promoting the reuse of reclaimed materials

Clothing

  • A.R.C.– 503-777-4736 – Helps people with developmental disabilities
  • Dress for Success (Women) – 503-249- 7300 – Provides clothing for low-income individuals who are struggling to get a job to support themselves and their families.
  • Northwest Children’s Outreach – 503-828-1472 – “Stand in the gap” for children, helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families.
  • Portland Rescue Mission and Shepherds Door – 503-647-7466 – Provides food, shelter, and other services to homeless men, women and children.
  • Vietnam Veterans– Generates the funding for the programs of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
  • William Temple House – 503-226-3021 Provides social services, mental health counseling, and spiritual care to individuals and families in need
  • Local school theater dept. – Check with your local school or college.

Craft/Art Supplies

  • SCRAP– 503-294-0769 – Offers programs and affordable materials to the community. (Such as teachers, scout leaders, recreation programs, etc.)
  • Dreaming Zebra– 503-206-6400 – Donations are given for free to arts education purposes in the community
  • Schoolhouse supplies – 503-249-9933 – Supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies.

Electronics

  • Oregon E-cycles – 1-888-532-9253 – Recycles computers, monitors and TVs. Goodwill serves as a E-cycles drop-off location
  • Free Geek – 503-232-9350 – Reuse technology and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

Furniture & Household goods

Recycle

  • Athletic Shoes: Reuse-a-shoe – Several drop off sites. Nike separates the rubber, foam and fabric and uses them to create a new athletic surface, such as a court, track, or playground – or even new shoes and apparel.
  • Books, magazines,: Far West Recycling – (503) 255-2299 – recycling services at several locations.
  • Electronics: Oregon E-cycles – 1-888-532-9253 – Recycles computers, monitors and TVs. Goodwill serves as a E-cycles drop-off location.
  • Gardening/Yard Debris: Grimm’s Fuel – 503-644-5355 – Collects yard trimmings, grass, clippings, leaves and most all other vegetation.
  • Glass: Far West Recycling– (503) 255-2299 –recycling services at several locations.
  • Hazardous Waste: Metro Transfer Station – 503-234-3000 – Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations. Also does neighborhood collections on specific weekends.
  • Metal: Far West Recycling– (503) 255-2299 recycling services at several locations.
  • Paint: Metro Transfer Station – 503-234-3000 – Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations;
    Miller Paint – Some stores collect paint and transport to Metro recycling center.
  • Block Styrofoam: Agilyx – 503-217-3160
  • Variety of items: Freecycle.org – Website only.  Allows you to list your free item and find a new owner for it.
  • Wood: Metro Transfer Station – 503-234-3000 – Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations
Sell:
  • Books: Powell’s Books – 800-878-7323 – Buys used books for resale
  • Furniture and other valuables: Consignment: Assistance League – 503-526-9300 – Touching the lives of children, seniors, families and others in need.
Helpful Services:
  • Junk removal: Rubbish Works – See website for your service area Offers On-demand Labor, Hauling, Waste Disposal, and Recycling for both residential and commercial customers
  • Estate Sales: Karen Young Estate Sales 503-643-1701
  • Moving Assistance: NW Organizing Solutions – 503-709-0791 – Help with sorting, floor plans, packing, overseeing the move, and set up at new location
  • Movers: Lile Moving and Storage – 503-691-3500 – Transporting a lifetime of your memories
  • Organizing & Downsizing Services: NW Organizing Solutions – 503-709-0791 – Help to bring order to your home and peace of mind back into your life.
  • Shredding Services: Office Depot – See website for your local store Charges approx. $1.00 per lb.; City of Beaverton – 503-526-2264 – Holds free Shred day every 2-3 months

Bring order to your home and peace of mind back into your life. Call NW Organizing Solutions today at 503.709.0791 for your free phone assessment!