This new and ultra-green facility provides businesses and the community with professional sorting and recovery services that dramatically reduce landfill waste. The Tualatin Valley Waste Recovery (TVWR) facility repurposes construction and demolition debris as part of a regional effort to achieve aggressive waste reduction goals.
Our state-of-the-art recovery center conforms to Portland Metro EDWRP regulations and can help you reach your sustainability goals and LEED certification. Processing approximately 400 tons per day, dry material is sorted onto two assembly lines, which separate plastic, wood, metal, cardboard, paper and asphalt shingles. Most of this material is sent to local recycling markets for reuse. Wood is ground on-site and then reprocessed into “hogged fuel,” creating steam for energy. Asphalt shingles are reused to create road base on-site. TVWR has a current recovery rate of about 40%. This facility is also a model for Waste Management programs nationwide as the company partners with businesses and local governments to divert materials from landfills and turn waste steams into value streams.
LEED Gold Certified Building
TVWR was built in 2009 and awarded LEED Gold Certification. The building’s unique design incorporates innovative features, which save energy and resources including:
- Interior lighting has motion control sensors and timers to minimize electrical usage
- A translucent roof allows for natural lighting and energy savings
- Rainwater is harvested into a 140,000 gallon tank and reused for cleaning, dust control and fire suppression
- Fresh air constantly circulates through the facility to protect air quality
Residential Drop-Off Area
Our residential drop-off area is open to the public. We accept commingled dry waste or separated material from household projects and clean ups including; wood, metal, concrete, cardboard newspaper, magazines, batteries, motor oil, carpet pad, riged plastics, glass, tin, yard debris, tires, electronics and white goods.
Additional Services Provided
For information about Hazardous Waste Disposal Click Here.
If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail us.
Community Partnerships and Involvement
TVWR is proud to be an active supporter of the following events, charities and service groups:
- Earth Day
- Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce