Recycle More. Recycle Better.

Expanding your recycling options and saving the planet


What curbside won’t, we will.

With James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service, you can recycle many
things that are not accepted in your regular curbside recycling pick-up.
Based in Portland, Oregon, we are now serving Bridlemile, West Slope,
Multnomah Village, Hillsdale and Garden Home areas.

With support from Denton Plastics, we are able to accept many non-curbside plastics




  • Plastics #2, 4, 5 and 6
  • Styrofoam blocks or sheets, including Styrofoam packing peanuts, cups, meat trays and egg cartons
  • Plastic bags including newspaper bags, Ziplock® and bread bags, bubble and shrink wrap
  • Plastic utensils and straws
  • Plastic screw-on caps of all sizes
  • Personal care and beauty product items:
    • Hair care packaging (shampoo & conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, hair paste plastic jars and caps)
    • Skin care packaging (lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans) and plastic deodorant containers)
    • Cosmetics packaging (lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils (No nail polish bottles or polish remover bottles)
  • Cardboard larger than 36″
  • Books
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Electronics and small appliances
  • Power cords
  • Holiday/string lights
  • Cell phones including battery chargers, batteries and other accessories
  • CD/DVDs and their cases
  • VHS tapes
  • Computer disks
  • Ink cartridges
  • Contact lenses and contact lens blister packs (must be put into a container and not mixed with other recyclables)
  • Pens, markers, highlighters and crayons (these can all go together but must be put into a container and not mixed with other recyclables)
  • Metal items over 30″
  • Items such as clothing, shoes, belts, purses and household linens that are stained or unusable
  • Wine corks
  • Cereal bag liners
  • Silver-lined energy and granola bar wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • GoGo Squeeze pouches and their lids (and all brands of squeezable snack food pouches)
  • Brita products – pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, all filters and filter packaging
  • Toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes
  • Bottles with neck smaller than base
    (6 oz or larger)
  • Tubs (6 oz or larger)
  • Plant pots (4 in or larger)
  • Buckets (5 gal or smaller)
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and
    phone books
  • Cardboard boxes (single pieces or bundles are limited to 36” in any direction; bundle with twine or tape)
  • Scrap paper and junk mail
  • Cartons: milk, juice, soup
  • Shredded paper (must be in paper bag)
  • Aluminum, including foil
  • Tin and steel food cans
  • Empty, dry, metal paint cans and empty aerosol cans
  • Scrap metal smaller than 2″ inside cans
    and crimp closed (metal lids, glass bottle lids, screws and nails)
  • Motor oil
  • Glass bottles and jars


Pet Food Bags
Frozen Food Bags
Candy Bar Wrappers

How it works

Fill your bucket

We provide a bucket (donated by Parr Lumber) to fill with items that can’t go into your curbside recycling.

Place buckets curbside

If you have any items that don’t fit, you can set them beside the bucket for pickup.

Collection after 8:30am

Please have your bucket ready by 8:30am and place it at least 3 feet from the curb.

Meet James

James, age 21, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age four. James has overcome many challenges and is an amazing young man.

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