At James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service,
our mission is to help you throw away less and
recycle more!

We are doing our part to save the environment through a weekly recycling service that complements recycling offered by local garbage haulers. Our goal is to make it easy to recycle more! Please contact us with suggestions on additional resources we can provide, or other ways that James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service can make the process fast, simple and convenient for you.

Let’s save the planet together, one bucket at a time.

Registered Independent Recycler

James is an OFFICIAL “independent recycler” registered with the City of Portland.


Meet James

James, age 23, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (a form of high-functioning Autism) at age four. He has other special needs too and has been home schooled by a tutor since sixth grade. James has overcome many challenges and is an amazing young man.

James has found his passion in protecting the environment and the welfare of animals. James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service helps James understand the powerful impact that recycling can have, and gives him the opportunity to provide our customers with a meaningful service.

To help keep the business running smoothly, James is assisted by his mom, Kathi Goldman and his long-time aide, Mardi Gotesman.