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Junk Removal in Portland: Recycling and Donations

Affordable Junk Removal LLC provides recycling and donation services for homeowners and businesses. We are locally owned and operated and are proud to provide for our Portland community. 

Got Recycling and Donations in Portland, OR? We Can Help!

Need recycling and donation removal in Portland or the surrounding areas? Our team can help remove:

  • Clothing

  • Bedding

  • Wood

  • Metal bed frames

  • Furniture

  • Rubble

  • Drywall

  • Roofing materials

  • Tile 

  • Broken electronics

  • Books

  • And more

All items donated for recycling or donation must be:

  • Stain-free

  • Pet hair free

  • Complete and not missing any pieces

  • Fully assembled

  • Scratch free

  • In resellable condition

At Affordable Junk Removal LLC, we specialize in helping our neighbors eliminate their “junk” by passing it on to others in our community who need it. 


Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your pick-up.

We Provide Recycling and Donations Services Throughout the Portland Metro Area

 ☑ Milwaukie

 ☑ Tualatin

 ☑ Portland

 ☑ Lake Oswego

 ☑ Happy Valley


 ☑ Fairview

 ☑ Gresham

 ☑ Troutdale

 ☑ Oregon City

 ☑ Tigard

 ☑ Hillsboro

 ☑ Clackamas

Our Portland Recycling and Donations Process

 ✅ Step One: Contact Affordable Junk Removal LLC

When you’re ready to get started with your junk removal, you can contact us via phone or text. Believe it or not, we actually prefer that you send us a text with a picture of your “junk” so we can provide you with an accurate estimate and plan our recycling and donation schedule accordingly. 

With our trailer that holds up to four tons, we’re ready, waiting, and fully prepared to get your items out of your space and into the recycling facility or the hands of someone who can use them.

 ✅ Step Two: Asbestos Testing for Construction Items

If you are wanting to donate any construction items, we’ll provide you with the necessary instructions to have your items tested for asbestos before arranging for a pick-up. 


Portland Metro Transfer Station has very strict rules on asbestos, which can affect our ability to remove and/or donate items such as … 

  • Anterior walls and ceilings

  • Exterior walls

  • Flooring

  • Insulation/fireproofing materials

  • Gaskets

  • Heating

  • Roofing materials

  • Fire doors, fire/kiln brick, and fireproofing

  • Various compounds

  • Electrical materials

… from construction sites.

Before we can schedule a pick-up or construction junk, an asbestos test must be completed to ensure we’re complying with all the rules and regulations. 

 ✅ Step Three: Schedule Your Recycling and Donations Removal

The next step is to schedule your junk removal! 

All you have to do after you schedule your pick-up is leave your junk in a designated area. Our team will arrive equipped with the necessary equipment and tools to load, haul, and get rid of your unwanted items. 

But Affordable Junk Removal LLC doesn’t stop at “getting rid” of your unwanted “junk”. We work with our clients to donate and recycle their items to serve the homeless community, victims of domestic abuse, and the environment. 

Reduce, reuse, and renew — that’s how we like to think of things.

FAQs About Portland Recycling and Donations

Who Do You Partner With for Recycling and Donations?

We’re glad you asked! 


We work with various organizations throughout our Portland community to ensure that nothing goes to waste. Check out a few of our partners below.


Portland’s Community Warehouse has been serving the area for over 20 years as your friendly local furniture bank. 

They use your gently used … 

  • Dishes

  • Home goods

  • Towels

  • Furniture

  • Beds

  • Furnishings

  • And more

… to change the lives of your friends and neighbors.

How does a furniture bank work? It’s simple! 

They collect your donated items and work with social service agencies to get those goods into the hands of those who need them the most.

Their vision is to be sure every Portland neighbor can live with comfort and dignity in a furnished home while overcoming adversity.

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The Habitat for Humanity Portland Region ReStores are donation centers and home improvement stores that sell new and gently used …

  • Furniture

  • Home decor

  • Appliances

  • Building materials 

  • And more 

… to the public at discounted prices. 

The funds generated from the sale of items at their ReStores support Habitat for Humanity Portland Region’s home building and home repair programs.


Deseret Industries provides new life for the items you no longer need. 

They believe there is no better way to show love than by helping others. 

They enable the Portland community to do just that by allowing you to free up the things that are cluttering your space and make a difference at the same time. 

Their stores provide quality gently used items at low costs — and any donations that are not sold in the stores are sent off for humanitarian relief.

Deseret Industries also believes in giving back to the community through: 

  • Training and on-the-job experience

  • Career and technical education

  • Business partnerships

  • Community partnerships and grants

  • Humanitarian aid


The mission of Goodwill Industries of the Columbia and Willamette is to provide vocational opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment — all through your donations and purchases.

Goodwill repurposes your gently used:

  • Clothing

  • Household appliances

  • Furniture

  • Decor

  • Outdoor items

  • And more

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At ReBuilding Center, their motto is Reuse + Repair = Resilience. 

They’re a climate-justice nonprofit organization that:

  • Makes reuse and repair affordable for all.

  • Reduces waste and wasteful consumption.

  • Makes the best use of our planet’s limited material resources.

They accept: 

  • Lumber (including trim, siding, and fencing)

  • Doors

  • Windows

  • Tubs, toilets, and sinks

  • Glass and mirrors

  • Cabinets

  • Wood stoves

  • Furnaces

  • Appliances

  • Flooring

  • Bricks and pavers

  • Roofing

  • Insulation 

  • Pipes and gutters

  • Lighting

  • And more

Do You Have a Minimum Requirement for Recycling and Donation Removal?


Our minimum is $175 for a whole pickup truck-size removal. This minimum includes single items and loads that may be smaller than a pickup truck. 

Are There Any Materials You Do Not Recycle or Donate?


We cannot remove:

  • Nonmetal bed frames, head or footboards

  • Pianos

  • Hutches

  • Vehicles

  • Asbestos-containing material

  • Burned materials

  • Wildfire ash

  • Flat/built-up roofing

  • Loads of liquids

  • Petroleum-contaminated soil

  • Radioactive materials

  • Concrete

  • Brick

  • Dirt, sand, or gravel

We’re also unable to donate or recycle some baby items, including:

  • Toys 

  • Strollers

  • Cribs

  • Furniture

  • Bouncers

  • Car seats

  • High chairs

What if I’m Physically Unable To Move My Unwanted Items?

Do you have extra heavy items that you're unable to move to a pickup location? Do you have physical limitations that prevent you from moving any size of donation?

No problem!

We make it easy for anyone to get rid of their junk by partnering with a company called ReSupply

Simply visit their website to book a paid pickup. Your pickup will be assigned to one of several local junk removal companies that will come to your home or place of business to pick up your junk. 

Are My Donations Tax-Deductible?



Affordable Junk Removal LLC can provide a receipt for your records, so you can potentially count your donations as a write-off at tax time. 

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