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)


  • Open Arms &Helping Hands – 503-785-2415 – Helps low income or otherwise needy families or individuals in the community


  • 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


Building Supplies

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore – 503.906.3823 – The ReStores raise 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


  • A.R.C. – 503-777-4736 – Helps people with developmental disabilities
  • Dress for Success(Women) 503-249-7300 or Best Foot Forward (Men) – 503-224-1244 –  – Provides clothing for low-income individuals who are struggling to get a job to support themselves and 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.
  • Local school theater dept. – Check with your local school or college
  • Northwest Children’s Outreach – 503-828-1472 – “Stand in the gap” for children, helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families.

Craft/Art Supplies

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


  • E-cycles – collection sites are located statewide and operate year-round. All of the devices covered by the program – regardless of brand, age or working condition – are accepted for free recycling.
  • Free Geek – 503-232-9350 – Reuse technology and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

Furniture & Household goods


  • Athletic Shoes: Reuse-a-shoe – See website for your drop off site 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 Fibers – (503) 643-9944 – Paper recycling services
  • Electronics: Oregon E-cycles – 1-888-532-9253 – Recycles computers, monitors and TVs.
  • Gardening/Yard Debris: Grimm’s Fuel – 503-644-5355 – Collects yard trimmings, grass, clippings, leaves and most all other vegetation
  • Hazardous Waste: Metro Transfer Station – 503-234-3000 – Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations
  • Paint: Metro Transfer Station – 503-234-3000 – Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations;
    Miller Paint – 503-255-0190 – Collects paint and transports to Metro recycling center
  • Variety of items – Website only Allows you to list your free item and find a new owner for it.
  • Wood/Metal: Metro Transfer Station – 503-234-3000 – Metro operates two recycling and garbage stations
  • 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: Millius Estate Services – 503-282-3838 – Offers Moving and Estate Sale services
  • 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 – 2-13 503-709-0791 – 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!