THE ARC REUSE & RECYCLING CENTER

NEW LIFE FOR OLD STUFF

Last year we processed 278 tons of donated materials at our donation center – that’s 556,000 pounds! 

Over this next year we aim to increase our rescued materials by an additional 90,000 pounds.

We have over 15 years of experience finding new homes and new usefulness for unwanted items.

We collaborate with recycling/e-cycling industry leaders to follow best practices and co-design systems that promote more reuse to keep items out of the landfill.

STUFF WE TAKE

 

 

We’re proud to have the capacity to accept and repurpose a wide variety of items.

Rehoming:

  • Clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Linens and bedding
  • Textiles for recycling
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Musical instruments
  • Personal electronics
  • Records, CD’s and Cassettes
  • Books
  • Toys in good condition and complete. No plastic toys larger than a large moving box.
  • Home goods (dishes, silverware, cookware, décor, etc)
  • Recreational and camping gear
  • Small furniture items:
    • Must be of solid wood construction (no particle board)
    • Smaller in size: dressers, nightstands, end tables, sitting chairs
    • In good working order and ready to sell
    • Vintage or collectible pieces

 

Electronics Recycling

We accept old electronics for our certified e-cycling program:

  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Desktop printers
  • Smaller items such as keyboards, mice, cell phones, etc.

 

Please wipe or remove your hard drive before donating items with data storage. While we make every effort to carefully process donated items, we cannot be liable or responsible for any later misuse of information left on donated technology.

 

Scrap Metal Recycling

We accept items made from steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, brass, and tin:

  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Stoves/ranges
  • Metal bed frames
  • Microwaves
  • Cookware, flatware
  • Free weights
  • Wiring
  • Extension cords

STUFF WE CAN'T TAKE RIGHT NOW

 

 

We are always looking for initiatives and partnerships that will allow us to accept a wider variety of items to repurpose, but we are operating within some limitations. 

We are currently unable to accept the following items:

  • Mattresses, hide-a-beds, sleeper sofas, bunk beds, cribs, and box springs
  • Furniture: large items, or items in disrepair
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Mini-blinds, drapes on rods, and curtain rods
  • Baby furniture: cribs, car seats, play pens, and high chairs
  • Kiddie pools and large plastic toys, such as ride-on toys
  • Anything that needs to be built in, such as toilets, sinks, and cabinets
  • Gas-powered equipment, like lawn mowers, trimmers/edgers, gas cans, etc.
  • Clothes that are dirty, musty, smoky or wet. No rips, stains, or tears
  • Shoes that are overly worn or dirty, or have as rips, stains, or tears
  • Dated material such as encyclopedias, text books, and magazines
  • Pillows, mattress pads
  • Bicycles
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Golf clubs and bags
  • Auto parts, such as mats, oil, or fluids
  • Building materials
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Food and beverages (including pet and baby formula)
  • Household chemicals
  • Paint and paint thinners
  • Medications and vitamins
  • Pianos and organs
  • Large carpets and padding
  • Plastic containers and lids
  • Cleaning supplies, such as cleaners, mops, and brooms
  • Vacuums and carpet-cleaning machines
  • Suitcases (unless new)
  • Unframed mirrors
  • Stereo speakers
  • VHS tapes or empty CD cases

If you need help finding a home for any of the items we can’t accept, feel free to ask us for suggestions on local partners who might be able to accept them.

DONATION CENTER

Location

6929 NE Halsey St

Portland OR 97213

Contact Us

Phone: (503) 223-7279

Our Hours
Thursday through Monday

9AM – 5PM

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