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Load up found treasures(Thursdays at the dump) for ReClaim It!

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ORGANIZATION: Cracked Pots Inc.

  • 6 people are interested
ReClaim It!

We rescue items from the trash for creative re-use!

We need help loading our UHaul on most Thursday afternoons at the transfer station. Volunteers meet at the shop on N Killingsworth around 11:15 and travel in the rental truck to the transfer station in NW. There, they load the truck, drive back to the shop and then unload. The shifts are generally about 2-2.5 hours. We seek to have 4 folks each week for ease & safety. Every week our volunteer gleaners select items from the NW Transfer station so they are kept out of the landfill. Helping load items from our temporary storage area into the truck to get them back to our store is a key way of helping the mission. We clean fix and sell these items for re-use, upcycling and creative re-imagination at our non-profit store at 1 N. Killingsworth. So far we've kept over 600,000 pounds out of the waste stream.

Good candidates for loading are able bodied and not afraid to get dirty. A general ReClaim It! volunteer orientation is required prior to loading. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and long shirt & pants, and leather gloves to keep safe whenever you go to the dump! Other volunteer opportunities are available on other days/times too. Gleaning training is available after 20 hours after contributing volunteer time.

Learn more about us at www.reclaimitpdx.org

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About Cracked Pots Inc.


1 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217, US

Mission Statement

We use creativity to encourage our community to look at trash in a new way. We promote art to encourage waste reduction and creative reuse. Reuse is at the heart of all we do.


Crackedpots is a local non-profit supporting waste reduction through creative reuse. In the past, we have hosted community events and art shows featuring artists using sustainable methods and cast-away materials. Today, you can find our unique wares at our retail storefront, ReClaim It, where we rescue items from the city dump, the community, and our neighbors to encourage inspired reimagining of slightly worn and unwanted items. Currently, we offer a Repair Training Program where volunteers learn the handy, fix-it skills needed to make a worn item useful again. Another unique program is our GLEAN Artist Residency where local artists rescue items from the city's transfer station to create gallery-worthy art. If sustainability is important to you and you've been wanting a new, creative way to help clean this earth, come join us in upcycling on your free time!


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Portland, OR 97227



  • Environmental Education


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours on Thursdays 11:15pm to 1:30pm
  • Ability to lift items, follow safety rules, wear appropriate shoes/clothes/gloves.

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