Water…Do Your Part


The Water…Do Your Part outreach campaign identifies simple things we can do to keep our rivers and streams healthy. Check out the local resources and Do Your Part!

Tip of the Month

Incorporate a variety of native trees, shrubs and groundcovers into your landscape to create a low maintenance yard that will provide food sources for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.  Add a stick pile and a water source to make your yard habitat friendly!

Go one step further and enroll your yard in the Backyard Habitat Certification Program by visiting backyardhabitat.org. As a participant you’ll have exclusive access to a spring and fall native plant sale with wholesale pricing.

Online Pesticide Directory
Grow Smart, Grow Safe-An interactive directory to find safe alternatives to pesticides.

Metro’s Online Calendar
Metro’s online calendar shows a full listing of all Metro natural gardening events sponsored by Do The Right Thing, plus other natural gardening events from around the region.

Natural gardening videos and how-to resources
Get tips from Metro’s natural gardening expert, download gardening guides and publications, watch videos and discover more great resources for learning to garden without harmful chemicals.

Shopping guides for gardeners
Discover new resources for gardeners including reviews of lawn and garden products in the Grow Smart, Grow Safe guide and $5-off coupons for natural supplies and plants at 38 local retailers.

Natural gardening group presentations
Schedule a free natural gardening presentation with a local garden expert for your club or community group.

Metro’s Online Calendar.

Bring Back the Pollinators.

Lawn and Garden Care.


(Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties)
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardless Home Handbook (PDF, 865KB)

City of Vancouver/Clark County

Household Hazardous Waste

Neighborhood Collection Events

In Oregon,

Outside of the Metro Region
Call 1-800-RECYCLE

OHSU Oregon Poison Center

Request Mr. Yuck stickers by calling:

Metro Recycling Information 503-234-3000

Report illegal dumping

City of Portland Spills

Spill Hotline at 503-823-7180
Email officer@bes.ci.portland.or.us

City of Gresham Spills

Report hazardous spills by calling 9-1-1
Non-hazardous spills 503-618-2626
After hours 503-661-3906

Washington County Spills

24-hour response line 503-681-3600

If you would like to contact someone Click Here
Email us at Ask Us<

Oregon City Spills

Weekdays (7:00 am to 4:00 pm) 503-657-8241

Outside normal working hours/weekends

For Emergency response call 9-1-1

City of Fairview

To report hazardous spills call 9-1-1
To report nonhazardous spills, illegal dumping, or other stormwater concerns call 503.665.9320

City of Vancouver/Clark County

Washington Department of Ecology: Spill Line: (360) 407-6300
Oil Spills (Toll Free): 1-800-OILS-911
City of Vancouver Water Resources Protection: (360) 487-7130
City of Vancouver Operations Center:
(360) 696-8177
City of Vancouver After Hours Emergencies
(After 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or Weekends): (360) 693-9302

Sponsor Showcase
Port of Portland