The Simple Sundries reuse service ensures your salvagable waste is not merely recycled, but reused and thoughtfully upcycled in ways that benefit East Portland communities.
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Please see below for the items we accept.
These reuse collection services are currently available to Sustaining Members only. Members can drop off reuse items at our location & at recycling events or we will pick it up during your next delivery! Click here to learn more and to enroll in membership.
We no longer accept pumps & sprayers for free at Recycling Events.
Lotion and hand soap (among other things) are often sold in pump-lid bottles. Simple Sundries takes these bottles for reuse. Bottles must be empty and 32 ounces or less.
We do not accept Foaming Pump Lids.
When you are done reusing your spray bottle or have no use for it, give it to Simple Sundries!
Please note that sprayers must work. We are resuing, not recycling!
Plastic squeeze bottles contain a wide array of products. Soap, mustard, ketchup, salad dressing, sunscreen. Many of these plastic bottles are considered single use plastic, but not to us! Bottles must be empty, clean and 32 ounces or less.
We also make our own pump lids for mason jars. So we will take pumps without bottles. We do not, however, take plastic bottles without lids.
Kombucha bottles with a screw top lid are preferred, but we take all empty kombucha bottles for reuse.
Olive oils, fancy sodas, oils and booze are all products that come in these bottles. These bottles do not need to have lids.
We will take regular mouth mason jars with or without a lid. But not wide mouth jars. Not sure of the lid size? Bring them anyway.
These lids are very common on jars of peanut butter, mayonnaise and more! We will also take the plastic container attached to the lids if they are clean.
These lids can also be found on nutritional yeast and spices. We will also take the plastic containers connected to them.
At our Refill Window, we will refill any kids bottle of bubbles for free! But many kids need a new one to start with.
We take plastic measuring scoops of all shapes & sizes for reuse
We take empty essential oil bottles up to 2fl oz. Bottles must have either dropper lids or the dropper inserts with lids.
Old pieces of candles. Jars with old candle wax stuck in them. Crayons with or without paper
Bags should not have tears and be clean. With or without handles is fine!
Such as baby food jars and spice jars! Lids preferred, but not required..
Jars over 6 oz must be regular mason jars or have 2.75" lid
Until we get a larger space, we cannot offer refills of vinegar. However, we will take your empty gallons and reuse them!
We have a regular reuse need for these jugs in our community!
Turn yours in to us and start using our laundry soap gallons for fast swaps at the Refill Window!
Protein powders, creams and pet vitamins are examples of the many products we buy in these reusable plastic jars.
Jars must have a screw top lid and have a removable label.
Simple Sundries is located at 2214 SE 135th Avenue. Items can be brought to our Refill Window on Sundays between 10:00-1:00.
We also pick up donations from Sustaining Members during our delivery routes.
We ask that your bottles be empty and rinsed out. You do not have to remove the labels.
On that note, we can not accept "branded bottles" where the printing is directly on the bottle and not a removable label.
We are reusing and not recycling so we can not accept broken ones.