"Play it again, Sam!” 

Before you go out and buy something completely new, take an inventory of what you have already, and see what can be reused.

Choose products that come in refillable containers.

Can you use a container for storage, or to hold a gift?

Reuse your packaging and shredded paper when you are packing items away or shipping goods or gifts. No need to buy completely new bubble wrap.

Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Do without.

Wring every last bit of usefulness out of what you own.

Maintain and repair what you already own, rather than replacing a worn or broken item with something new.

Borrow, rent, or share items that you use infrequently.

Shop at secondhand and thrift stores. Click here to find a current listing of stores in your area. Don’t see one listed? Send us an email and we’ll add it to our list! Thanks for sharing.

Shop the local classifieds in the papers, or online through

Rather than throwing items away that still have use, take them to Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul, or another second hand store in your community.

Managing My Materials


Upcoming Events

2018 Household and Small Business
Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule


Hood River
February 23, 9am-2pm
May 18, 9am-2pm

The Dalles
February 24 18, 9am-2pm
May 19, 9am-2pm

April 14, 10am-2pm – Maupin
April 21, 10am-2pm - Parkdale
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
May 5, 10am-2pm -  Dufur
Ag Events
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
October 31, 10am-2pm – Hood River
November 1, 10am-2pm – The Dalles

Click here for full listing and more info
about our 2018 Hazardous Waste Events.