Our Mission

Creating a Zero Waste Community

CARTM is on a mission — to eliminate waste by inspiring our community to rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle.

We all love what we do at CARTM and believe in our mission and everyone wants to see this vital organization thrive.  In order to fulfill our challenging mission, we remind ourselves everyday that our first and best job is to support our community’s efforts to recognize and recover value in otherwise discarded materials and to inspire creative re-use of those materials. We are leading our community to zero waste.

“Never doubt that a small band of committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

Thanks to the concerted efforts of committed citizens, CARTM envisions a community that takes action to reduce waste, takes responsibility for the waste it generates, and recovers value from all materials that pass through our waste-shed. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be the first zero waste community in Oregon?