Want to know where you can still drop off Styrofoam? What about batteries and plastic bags? Bookmark our What To Recycle search tool to find out the answers to these questions – and many more! Simply enter the name of the item and your work or home address, and it will tell you all the options for properly disposing of everything from a broken microwave to pesky packaging.
Adelante Mujeres and Washington County Green Business Leaders have worked together for the last two years to support participants in the Empresas Small Business Developmentprogram. Together, we provide these entrepreneurs with access to free resources that help businesses waste less, protect the environment, and save time and money.
We are proudly supporting Empresas Small Business Development by joining Adelante Mujeres at the Day of the Latino Entrepreneur on June 21. Don't miss this joyous celebration!
"Just Eat It" food waste movie screening on June 16
Come see how filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. Enjoy free popcorn and a discussion about how you can waste less food at home!
Congratulations to our newest Green Business Award winners! Looking for some sustainability inspiration? Check out what these leaders are doing to make green practices part of their everyday operations.
Aramark Dining Services at Pacific University offers students reusable to-go containers and hosts a "mug library" for customers to check-out reusable coffee cups. The campus food service provider also tracks food waste, donates leftover edible food, and composts food scraps.
Riverview Community Bank in Tualatin is very active in the community, donating services and supporting staff members who volunteer on paid work time. The bank has also invested in significant energy efficiency upgrades, and offers reusable K-cups for employee use.
Community Action in Hillsboro has an engaged green team that leads the organization's sustainability efforts. The community assistance nonprofit has excellent water and energy conservation practices, and uses second-hand office furniture throughout its offices.
Bethany Public House is the first restaurant in Washington County to be certified as a Green Business Award winner! Among many other practices, the pub donates excess edible food and supports community schools by hosting fundraising events.
Want to join the club?
Whether your company just started recycling or you've been green since before it was cool, you can apply for the Green Business Award. Check out the application online and get the ball rolling!