The “Cloudburst” name, in part, symbolizes our commitment to
preserving the natural water cycle. Grease trap cleaning and cooking oil
recovery is an important part of our responsibility to protect our water cycle
from human pollution.
The image of the “cloudburst” suggests the impending release
of pent up awareness of environmental health, the understanding of human
relationship to and reverence for all beings in the web of life, a restoration
Cloudburst is committed to energy
recovery, recycling and resource conservation. And that’s not just lip service.
Since 1975, Cloudburst has been an innovative leader in recycling. Our grease
trap and oil recycling program is guided and motivated by that same dedication.
We love “closing the loop”, recovering waste for the benefit of our shared
environment. We are local, and family owned and operated.
Cloudburst Recycling, alongside Sunflower Recycling, was
Oregon’s first successful home collection service for source separated
multi-material recycling. At first, just
a non-profit demonstration project, Cloudburst continued to pioneer recycling
services in Portland for the next 41 years.
We recently sold our garbage and
recycling operations to Heiberg Garbage & Recycling (503-281-8075,
Cloudburst was established to serve our community and
promote recycling as a way to protect our environment and conserve resources
and energy. It is important for us to minimize our energy footprint.
For example, in 2009 Cloudburst installed a large 23.9kW solar
array, now our principal source of electrical power.
We established and financed the Oregon Biodiesel Workshop to experiment making low tech biodiesel reactors and producing our own biodiesel. OBW held workshops to help people convert their vehicles to run on SVO (straight vegetable oil). Next, we provided all our cooking oils to Bootstrap Biodiesel, which continued biodiesel experimentation, then became a certified biodiesel producer ourselves.
Currently all our refined biodiesel feedstock goes to a local third party for biodiesel production, and we re-purchase fuel for use in our own trucks.
Cloudburst Recycling Inc. in Portland, Oregon
, is here to serve you and meet all of your recycling needs. Call us now at (503) 281-6049