new job position
Youth and Recycling Outreach Coordinator 

Trash for peace virtual activities

¡haga clic aquí para hacer los artes con Katheryn! 

¡haga clic aquí para cocinar con Caitlyn! 

A note from our team:

During these unprecedented times where Covid-19 has taken place along with police brutality all over the country we stand in solidarity with marginalized individuals. We support the Black Lives Matter movement as most of our community outreach is done in communities of color as well as some of our staff members being a part of that community. Our organization works hard to check our own internalized racism and use our privileges to stand up and provide support for underserved groups. The murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others was a direct result of institutionalized white supremacy and an inhumane act of hatred. We do not in any way condone or support bigotry and racism and we will continue to ensure the voices of the community are heard. ⁠⠀
In Solidarity and Gratitude,⁠

The Trash for Peace team

check us out on the radio!

Hear from our Founder and Executive Director, Laura Kutner Tokarski, on | Talking Trash: A Green Tips Podcast

00:00 / 33:52

Learn more about our Ground Score program through an interview with Taylor Cass Talbott, the Ground Score Development Coordinator, and Christine Alix, a Ground Score Member on OPB | Think Out Loud 

00:00 / 13:28
watch this short video to learn about the inspiration behind Trash for Peace!

The health and safety of our staff and the communities we work with is a top priority. 


Thanks to City of Roses Disposal and Recycling for being a partner in waste reduction and hosting our office! Find us at 4530 NE 138th Ave, Portland, OR 97230.

Our Mission: 


 Provide hands-on, creative experiences that encourage resilient communities.  

Our Vision: 


Empowered, healthy communities living in a world without waste.  



We partner with multifamily housing communities to provide weekly hands-on activities and community engagement oportunities to youth and families that are focused on sustainability.




This program provides the opportunity to gain leadership and job experience as it relates to recycling, reuse, toxics reduction, and waste prevention.



An association of informal recyclers, dumpster divers, and other environmental workers who create and fill low-barrier waste management jobs. Learn about Ground Score's newest initiative, The People's Depot, here.