Reusing items by repairing them, donating them to charity or selling them also reduces waste. Use a product more than once, either for the same purpose or a different purpose. Reusing, when possible, is preferable to recycling because the item doesn't need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.
Ways to Reuse
Donate old magazines or surplus equipment
Turn empty jars into containers for leftover food
Use cloth napkins or towels
Use durable coffee mugs
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources and generates many environmental, financial, and social benefits. For more information about recycling, contact Republic Services at 503.623.2552. There is a recycling depot located at 1030 W Ellendale Avenue., Dallas, OR 97338.