James Recycling Event


January 2023, date to be determined
10am – 12:30pm


Trinity Lutheran Church
5520 NE Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97218

What we will be taking:

We will not be accepting everything listed on our website, only items listed here. We will not be accepting any curbside recycling items. Click here for a list of curbside items. 


BBTEA JARS will be collecting cornstarch packing peanuts to use for their zero-waste boba kits!


Watch our quick video on how to sort for our event:


Cash or card


$3/grocery bag of sorted recycling (or similar 5-gallon container) and $3/39-gallon garbage bag of Styrofoam

If our recycling fees pose an economic hardship for you, please reach out to us at jshrecycling@gmail.com

Special Guests:

OkiDoki, a local company that produces beautiful one-of-a-kind bags and totes out of used billboard material, will have a selection of their products available for purchase.

Free Geek will be on-site collecting electronics and small appliances. Please click the links to find out how to best prepare your donation and for a list of items they do NOT accept. For larger donations, they suggest bringing items to their SE location during their public drop-off hours. Free Geek does not require a fee for their services, but donations are welcome to help them continue their important work in our community.

BBTEA Jars is a local, eco-friendly business that offers glass boba jars that can be customized and are 100% plastic free and reusable.  They also have loose-leaf teas, bubble candles, DIY boba kits, latte mixes, and hand-crochet cozies.  They will be collecting cornstarch packing peanuts to use for their zero-waste boba kits.

Simple Sundries is a local business that offers waste-free personal care and household products by refilling and reusing plastic and glass containers.  They will have a selection of their products available for purchase.  Sorry, no pumps or spray nozzles will be accepted at this event.

Untonne offers subscriptions for emission reduction and reforestation solutions.  Nearly 3 billion people worldwide lack the resources to afford a safe and efficient cookstove that gets smoke out of the home and keeps kids from getting burned.  Untonne members help pay down the cost of these stoves, and, in the process reduce emissions equal to some or all of their members’ carbon footprint

Items we’re collecting:

Men’s t-shirts (L, XL, 2X, 3X. No small or medium) for Blanchet House.  Blanchet House is a local nonprofit that makes a difference, one relationship at a time, through food, clothing, and supportive housing programs.  Dropbox for t-shirts will be near the James Recycling payment table.



If you are elderly, have a disability, or need help carrying recycling from your vehicle, please come to the check-in table and we will find someone to provide assistance

Photos and videos are taken at our events and are used for James Recycling publicly, social media, and other internal and external media needs.  To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian.