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Energy

Energy Efficiency
Green Energy

Water

Water Conservation
Stormwater

Waste

Waste & Recycling
Organic Waste

Green Maintenance

Green Cleaning
Groundskeeping

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Transportation


General Sustainability Assistance



Energy Efficiency

Lighting Design Lab

Northwest utility-funded lighting education and consultations for commercial and industrial energy conservation and cost-effective efficient lighting. Service areas: WA, OR, MT, ID.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Beth Lyon, Marketing and Communications   (206) 325-9711 x 129 or (800) 354-3864  
Email: info@lightingdesignlab.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Portland General Electric

Department or Program: Business Energy Savings
Energy Experts offer free, no-obligation energy-efficiency consultations and trouble shooting to help you start saving energy.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Expert   (800) 722-9287  
Email: https://cs.portlandgeneral.com/Secure/ContactUs/Default.aspx?cookie_test=true  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Portland General Electric

Department or Program: Incentives Programs
Energy Trust of Oregon provides cash incentives to help businesses invest in energy-efficiency measures that save money and energy.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Advisors of Energy Trust of Oregon   (866) 368-7878  
Email: info@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Energy Conservation
Encouraging investments in conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy resources with tax credits, loans, and grants. Providing information, assistance, and technical help to save energy. Promoting the use of renewable energy through financial incentives.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (503) 378-4040 or (800) 221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Business Energy Incentives
Conservation tax credits and energy incentive program forms and applications. Forms must be submitted before start of project.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (503) 378-4040 or (800) 221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Energy Solutions Programs - Upgrades & Remodels
Provides cash incentives for all types of commercial and industrial facilities to help businesses invest in energy-efficiency measures to save money, energy, and improve their business operations.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Advisors   (866) 605-1676  
Email: existingbuilding@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Energy Solutions Programs - New Construction and Major Renovations
Provides cash incentives and technical support for design efficiency in new construction, major renovations, tenant improvements and additions.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Advisors   (877) 467-0930  
Email: newbuildings@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes  

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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Boneyard NW

Department or Program: Oregon Metro
Online marketplace to sell and buy used construction materials.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Bryce Jacobson, Associate Planner   (503) 797-1663  
Email: jacobsonb@metro.dst.or.us  

Green Depot

Supplier of environmentally friendly building and cleaning products for sustainable practices in construction and commercial operations.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (503) 222-3881  
Email: contactus@greendepot.com  

City of Portland

Department or Program: Bureau of Internal Business Services
Expertise in local sustainability contacts and programs.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Christine Moody, Chief Procurement Officer   (503) 823-5047  

City of Portland

Department or Program: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Provides best practices and resources to Portland organizations looking to green their operations.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 823-7700  
Email: bps@portlandoregon.gov  

Multnomah County

Department or Program: Local Food
Provides resources and contacts for green purchasing through local food production and sources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (503) 823-4000  

Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association

Department or Program: Sustainability
Resource for making services and guest experience operations more sustainable. Including green purchasing of food and beverage service ware, as well as employee training and recognition programs.
Location: Wilsonville   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 682-4422 or (800) 462-0619  
Email: info@OregonRLA.org  

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Resources
Portal to extensive resources for environmentally preferable purchasing techniques, strategies, policies, training, product and service directories, state and local programs, and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Deborah Nesbitt  
Email: nesbitt.deborah@epa.gov  

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Green Electronics Counsel General Contact   (503) 279-9383, (503) 279-9381 (Fax)  

Environmental Paper Network

Sustainable paper procurement resources including fact sheets, tools for purchasers, calculators, apps, news and more.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: info@environmentalpaper.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Guide
Guide to adopting a responsible purchasing program, concepts and benefits of green purchasing, recommended steps, proven implementation strategies, and links to other resources.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Program: Serving Up Sustainability
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 331-5900 or (800) 424-5156  
Email: conserve@restaurant.org  

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (510) 547-5475  
Email: membership@responsiblepurchasing.org  

General Sustainability Assistance

Council for Responsible Sports

Certification and recognition for sporting events aiming to achieve sustainability goals.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Private  
Contact : Keith Peters, Executive Director   (503) 690-6803  
Email: http://www.councilforresponsiblesport.org/get-started/  

Earthshare

Assistance for local and national businesses of all sizes in engaging their employees in sustainability causes and green campaigns.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (503) 223-9015  
Email: http://earthshare-oregon.org/about/contact  

City of Portland

Department or Program: Sustainability at Work
Free resources for Portland businesses looking to advance green initiatives in the workplace.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Sustainability Advisors   (503) 823-7037  
Email: sustainabilityatwork@portlandoregon.gov  

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Department or Program: Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Offers unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information and technical assistance in reducing toxics, energy efficiency, and waste reduction. Partners with regional and state agencies, non-profits, and businesses.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : PPRC Office   (206) 352-2050  
Email: office@pprc.org  

City of Portland

Department or Program: GoGreen Conference
A sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers. Empower attendees with strategies, tools, and connections to green their organizations.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Kaylee Wolf, Registration & Event Details   (503) 226-2377  
Email: kaylee@gogreenconference.net  

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Center for Integrated Pest Management

Department or Program: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
Integrated pest management information, education, links to regional resource centers - plus resources for safe pesticide use with crops, structures and landscaping.
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Sustainable pest management implementation guidance and technical reports, fact sheets, brochures, funding, grants, awards, news and events. Includes Landscaping Initiative for businesses and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program  
Email: http://www.Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm   or   dfe@Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (202) 872-6400, (202) 872-6400 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.greenseal.org/AboutGreenSeal/ContactUs.aspx  

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED green building education, certification, case study, tools, and other resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (800) 795-1747  
Email: http://www.usgbc.org/contactus  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Environmental Paper Network

Comprehensive resources, tools and advice on environmentally-superior, cost-effective and responsible paper choices.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: http://www.whatsinyourpaper.com/index.php?option=com_fabrik&Itemid=49  

Green Cleaning

Sustainable Food Service

Green and sustainable products for the food service industry.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Paul Kick, Inquiries  
Email: paul@sustainablefoodservice.com  

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Green Energy

NW Natural (gas)

Department or Program: Smart Energy Program
Participation in Smart Energy Program to reduce carbon footprint and offset the emissions from your natural gas use.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   Commercial Customers, (800) 422-4012; Large Commercial and Industrial Customer, (503) 721-2512  
Email: https://www.nwnatural.com/ContactUs/Email  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: State Energy Loan Program (SELP)
Program offers low-interest, fixed-rate loans for projects that save energy; produce energy from renewable resources such as water, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (503) 378-4040 or (800) 221-8035  
Email: SELP.EnergyLoan@state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (EEAST)
A tool for Oregon that provides a low-cost, voluntary loan that can be applied to existing residences and small businesses for producing renewable energy.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Weldon, EEAST Program   (503) 373-2123 or (800) 221-8035  
Email: daniel.weldon@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Department or Program: Business Products
Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset a business's carbon footprint; also provides services such as Baseline Carbon Footprinting and PR/Marketing.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (503) 248-1905  
Email: info@b-e-f.org  
Incentives: Yes  

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for large businesses.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Peter Weisberg, Senior Project Analyst   (503) 238-1915 x 207; (901) 755-8705  
Email: pweisberg@climatetrust.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Renewable Energy Incentives
Provides a wide range of cash incentives and technical assistance for businesses and facilities interested in generating renewable energy. (Biopower, geothermal, solar heat & water, small wind.)
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : A unique contact for each different renewable energy   See specific energy link on webpage for contact information  
Email: See     specific   energy   link   on   webpage   for   contact   information  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Provides information, education, benchmarking tools, and recognition programs to improve Green Energy. Portfolio Manager is a free online benchmarking tool for commercial buildings.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (888) 782-7937 or (703) 412-3086  
Email: Online   Form:   http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23018&_referrer=http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=contact.ct_index&s=footer&s=footer  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : James Critchfield, Director; Melissa Klein, Communications Director   James: (202) 343-9442 Melissa: (202)343-9207  
Email: critchfield.james@epa.gov,   klein.melissa@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Educational resources on renewable energy and energy technologies.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Washington, D.C. Office   (202) 488-2200  
Email: http://www.nrel.gov/webmaster.html  

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

Department or Program: Energy Policy Act of 2005
Deductions for commercial facilities meeting specific energy reduction targets as a result of energy efficiency improvements.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of NEMA Government Relations  
Email: kyl_pitsor@nema.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)
Businesses may recover investments in certain renewable energy technologies property through depreciation deductions.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Information - (IRS)   (800) 829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Corporate tax credit for qualifying renewable energy equipment and systems.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1041  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
A per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources and sold by the taxpayer to an unrelated person.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1042  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green-e
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products: an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (415) 561-2100, (415) 561-2105 (Fax)  
Email: info@green-e.org,   energy@gree-e.org  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
Provides information on federal, state and local rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Raleigh   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Varies by state & program  
Email: http://dsireusa.org/contacts/  
Incentives: Yes  

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

Business association of solar energy companies based in New England. Provides list of resources related to solar energy.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (857) 488-4454  
Email: info@sebane.org  

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems.
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (970) 963-8855  
Email: http://www.solarenergy.org/?s=general+contact+information  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Star Hotline   (888)782-7937, (703)412-3086  
Email: http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs. Energy Efficiency Block Grants available. Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (303) 447-0078, (303) 447-0158 (Fax)  
Email: info@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Program
Funds research, provides information, data and training on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-contacts  
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Main Olympia Office   (360) 956-2000, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens).
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://www.cee1.org/content/about  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Solutions Center General Contact   (202) 824-7152, (202) 824-7096 (Fax)  
Email: dweiss@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium
Online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices and technical assistance, incl. energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 299-9701  
Email: nppr@p2.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for governments, utilities and large businesses.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (503) 238-1915  
Email: info@climatetrust.org  

Groundskeeping

EcoBiz

Department or Program: Landscaping
EcoBiz recognizes and certifies landscapers and govenerment agencies that prevent/reduce air, water and hazardous waste pollution. Certified businesses follow practices designed to prevent and minimize hazardous waste, air and water pollution.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information; Mitch Frister   (503) 823-7807  
Email: http://ecobiz.org/contact/  

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Organic Waste

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Organic Waste & Food Donation

Fork it Over Network

A networking program fighting hunger by redirecting edible food waste to citywide food donation programs
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Renee Bogin Curtis, Project Manager   (503) 725-8447  
Email: info@forkitover.org  

Urban Gleaners

Coordinates the pick-up and donation of edible surplus food from large commercial organizations to local schools and food banks.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 226-8061  
Email: info@urbangleaners.org  

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Waste Prevention
Specialized expertise in solid waste reduction management and composting. State government programs, incentives and resources are also available.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : David Allaway, Packaging Waste Prevention; Abby Boudouris, Sustainable Materials Management   David Allaway, (503) 229-5479; Abby Boudaris (503) 229-6108,  
Email: David   Allaway:   allaway.david@deq.state.or.us   ,   Abby   Boudouris:   boudouris.abby@deq.state.or.us,  

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WasteWise
Free technical assistance, tools, regional contacts, awards, and other resources to reduce and recycle solid waste and selected industrial wastes.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 372-9473  
Email: wastewisehelp@epa.gov  

Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (800) 274-5646  
Email: info@bpiworld.org  

FindAComposter.com

Free searchable directory of composting facilities throughout North America.
Location: Emmaus   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (610) 967-4135 x 21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Stormwater

City of Portland

Department or Program: Sustainable Stormwater Program - Environmental Services
Resources for stormwater management, facilities and infrastructure.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Emily Hauth, Sustainable Stormwater Program   (503) 823-7378  
Email: emily.hauth@portlandoregon.gov  

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Department or Program: Clean River Rewards Program
This program provides Portland businesses with stormwater management discounts and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Robert Fraley, Stormwater Information   (503) 823-1371  
Email: cleanrivers@portlandoregon.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

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Transportation

City of Portland

Department or Program: SmartTrips - Portland Bureau of Transportation
Active transportation resources for walking, biking, transit, and carpooling to reduce traffic congestion and reduce transportation cost.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Linda Ginenthal   (503) 823-5266  
Email: Linda.Ginenthal@portlandoregon.gov  

Oregon Department of Transportation

Department or Program: Drive Less Connect
An online ride-matching tool that connects people going the same way for work and play.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries  
Email: contact@drivelesssavemore.com.  

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EPA

Department or Program: SmartWay
Resources on sustainable freight transportation and supply chain fuel efficiency incl. partner resources, trends and indicators, finance programs and more.
Location: Ann Arbor   MI     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (734) 214-4767, (734) 214-4052 (Fax)  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

City of Portland

Department or Program: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Provides resources for sustainable preservation, certifications, incentives, Portland Metro-area resources, salvage yards
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries; Garbage and Recycling Hotline   General Inquiries, (503) 823-7700; Garbage and Recycling Hotline, (503)823-7202  
Email: bps@portlandoregon.gov;   wasteinfo@portlandoregon.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Allied Waste

Department or Program: Municipal Solid Waste & Trash Disposal
A waste management corporation with experience in large commercial or industrial trash disposal services in the Portland Area.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (503) 253-5656  
Email: http://www.republicservices.com/corporate/business/customerservice/contact.aspx  

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Oregon E-Cycles
Statewide resource facilitating the proper disposal of electronic waste.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (888) 532-9253  
Email: ecycle.info@deq.state.or.us  

City of Portland

Department or Program: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Free resources and financial incentives; and promote business practices through Sustainability at Work Certification.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 823-7202  
Email: wasteinfo@portlandoregon.gov  

Portland Metro and City of Portland

Department or Program: Recycle at Work
Customized assistance and free waste audits to businesses throughout the Portland metro area.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Recycling Specialist   (503) 823-3000  
Incentives: Free waste review  

City of Portland

Department or Program: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Offers free, non-regulatory assistance to set up or improve businesses' recycling program.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 823-7037  
Email: info@sustainabilityatworkpdx.com  
Incentives: Free Assistance   Measurement Tools: Free assistance for recycling program.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Land Quality
Specialized expertise in hazardous waste disposal, plus technical assistance on available state DEQ government programs, incentives and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : David Kunz, Portland Region Assistance; Pete Anderson, Portland Region Assistance.   David Kunz, (503) 229-5336; Pete Anderson: (503) 229-5070  
Measurement Tools: On-Site Assistance

Recycling Advocates

Citizen-based grassroots organization promoting recycling and sustainability efforts in the local Portland area since 1987.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 777-0909  
Email: info@recyclingadvocates.org  

SCRAP

A donation-based creative reuse store and donation center. Reuses and repurposes commonly used materials to provide a range of education opportunites within the community and hosts local artists.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Inquiries   (503) 294-0769  
Email: http://scrappdx.org/about/contact/  

Portland State University Community Environmental Services

Department or Program: Community Environmental Services
Offers service to public and private-sectors in matierals assessment, technical sustainability support, greenhouse gas emissions inventory, and sustainable purchasing analysis.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Eric Crum, Director   (503) 725-8371  
Email: etcrum@pdx.edu  

BRING Recycling

Department or Program: RE: think
Comprehensive program for Lane County businesses. Advisors to provide confidential advie and support on practical ways to conserve resources, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and save money.
Location: Eugene   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Assistance   (541) 746-3023  
Email: Contact   Page         http://www.bringrecycling.org/home/brg/contact_main.html  

Oregon Association of Recyclers

Online resources include info about state and federal waste reduction/recycling programs, greenhouse gas calculators, and general sustainability resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (503) 233-3056  
Email: info@aorr.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Zero Waste Alliance

Zero waste strategies and technical assistance resources to reduce waste and enhance local sustainable business.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (503)279-9383  
Email: info@zerowaste.org  

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Green Building Program
Specialized expertise in construction waste reduction and construction waste management as well as available state government programs, incentives and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Jordan Palmeri, Science and Policy Analyst   (503) 229-6766  
Email: palmeri.jordan@deq.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Waste Management Sustainability Services

Industry waste solutions including case studies, resource library, meet our experts page, and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (877) 441-3046  
Email: sustainabilityservices@wm.com  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

Building Green

Information on LEED credits, green products and green building case studies as well as national environmental building news.
Location: Brattleboro   VT     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/contact  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste nationwide.
Location: Fresno   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (800) 374-3473  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

Building Materials Reuse Association

How-to guides, best practices, case studies, news, and other resources to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://www.bmra.org/contact  

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

Find a recycler online directory, news, certification, and other resources for recycling construction materials and debris incl. concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals.
Location: Aurora   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (630) 585-7530  
Email: info@cdrecycling.org  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: eCycling
Resources for proper disposal of electronic waste, where you live information, where to donate, FAQ, regulations/standards and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  

Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (303) 444-6634  
Email: recycle@ecocycl.org  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance: case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Beth Anderson, USEPA   (202) 564-8833  
Email: anderson.beth@epa.gov  

StopWaste

Recycling (incl/ food and plant debris) and green purchasing expertise and tools: free publications, case studies, guides, posters, vendor lists, funding assistance and more.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (510) 891-6500  
Email: http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=277  

Water Conservation & Reuse

Regional Water Providers Contorsium

Department or Program: Water Conservation Program
Engaging a broad range of organizations in water conservation measures. Tools available include water savings calculators, how-to videos, and large property water conservation brochures.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Lindsey Berman, Conservation Program Manager   (503) 823-0616  
Email: rwpcinfo@portlandoregon.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Department or Program: Green Streets Program
A program utilizing natural vegetation to manage storm water runoff and reutilize storm water as a resource.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (503) 823-5623  
Email: GreenStreetsStewards@portlandoregon.gov  

Portland Water Bureau

Department or Program: Water Efficiency
Technical assistance resources on water efficiency issues including leak detection, water efficient devices and appliances, as well as water efficient landscaping practices.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Device Request   (503) 823-4527  
Email: conserve@portlandoregon.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program and Area   (985) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

Water conservation resources and links incl. business office tips, water re-use, landscaping, fixtures, water-saving products, state and regional resources, and more.
Location: Phoenix   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://wateruseitwisely.com/contact-us/  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WaterSense
Information on water-efficient products, services, and practices, including calculators, rebates, and best management practices.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (866) 987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Food Service Technology Center   (925) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
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