James Recycling is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization

At James Recycling we help keep the earth clean by recycling difficult-to-recycle plastics while empowering adults with developmental differences to find independence and purpose through meaningful employment.

We are doing our part to help the environment and our community by holding frequent events and pop-ups to collect material 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 Recycling can make the process fast, simple, and convenient for you.

Let’s save the planet together, one bag at a time!

Independent Recycler

James is an OFFICIAL “independent recycler” registered with the City of Portland and the business is licensed through the State of Oregon.


James Recycling was a proud recipient of a 2020 Metro Investment & Innovation Grant.

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