Pick-Up and Delivery Service


Let us “CART” your items so you don’t have to!

CARTM will pick up a single item or the entire contents of your home or business – even remnants from your garage sale. We happily accept clean, reusable items for resale and will provide a donation receipt.

CARTM staff loads an unwieldy item for reuse

CARTM staff and friends load an unwieldy item for reuse

Pick-Up Service: Friendly staff will come to your location – free of charge – to assess the item(s) to be donated, and to schedule a date for pick-up, typically the following Wednesday. Need us sooner? We can schedule a different day for an additional charge.

We Deliver!  Feel free to purchase oversized items from The Refindery – our friendly staff will bring it to you. Our usual delivery day is Wednesday. Need it sooner? We can deliver on other days for an additional charge.

Fees for Pick-Up and Delivery:

Basic Rates (weekly on Wednesday):

  • Small loads requiring 1 staff   $20 within 10-mile radius
  • Loads requiring 2 staff            $35 within 10-mile radius

Special Rates (other dates scheduled)

  • Small loads requiring 1 staff   $40 within 10-mile radius
  • Loads requiring 2 staff            $70 within 10-mile radius

Rates include 30 minutes of staff time. Additional time billed hourly at $20/man-hour. Outside 10-mile radius, add $1/mile.

To schedule, call to 503.368.7764, email info@cartm.org or ask our friendly staff

small-BoxTruck-066-BrokenBanjoNote: we cannot pick up recycling or waste (trash), clothing; baby equipment; mattresses; fluorescent tubes or fixtures with ballasts;* woodstoves without certification; hazardous waste* of any kind, including liquids, cleaning supplies, solvents, chemicals; anything explosive including firearms and ammunition; unsafe items, including asbestos-containing materials.

*May be accepted at the Tillamook County Hazardous Waste facility in Tillamook. More info at: www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/solidwaste/hazardouswaste.htm

Photo credits this page: Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography

2016 Trashion Show



Hearty Trashionistas are already at work with hot glue, duct tape and thread, preparing wearable trash for the gala event of the year.

The Trashion fashion runway show takes place September 24 at 7 pm in the newly renovated NCRD Theater in Nehalem, followed by the Upcycle dance party upstairs. The party features music by DJ Yerstruly, delicious bites from The Bleu Eyed Baker, beer, wine and other beverages.

Tickets are just $25 in advance, available at CARTM Thursday through Sunday from 10 to 4, and at Creative Fabrics in Wheeler (thanks, Doris!) Tickets at the door are $30, if available. Be sure to get tickets early – this show always sells out!

This fundraiser for CARTM is possible because of the interest and support of our community partners, Recology Western Oregon, Oregon Coast Cannabis and Summit Funding, LLC.

Mary Belisle wears her 2015 creation made from newspaper, Solo cups and a holiday wreath. Photo by Stewart Martin.

Trash Art Show


TAS2016 poster for bbq

CARTM’s 18th Annual Trash Art Show is set to open with a ticketed ‘Party with the Artists’ event Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5 to 7 pm at the North Coast Recreation District (NCRD) Gallery. Don’t miss this signature spring fundraiser! Tickets are $25, available at the CARTM cashier Thursday through Sunday from 10 to 4, or via email to trashartshow@cartm.org. Your ticket supports CARTM’s effort to inspire creative reuse, and gives you first crack at the most inventive art on the coast! Delicious nibbles from the Bleu Eyed Baker and scintillating beverages round out the evening’s event.

Can’t make it to the opening party? Never fear – the show is open to the public from 10 to 4 on Saturday, May 14 and from 10 to 1 on Sunday the 15th, free admission.

Calling all artists working with recycled/repurposed materials: We want your art! Submit up to 3 pieces, labeled and ready to hang on Wednesday, May 11 between 2 and 6 pm. All work should be made from recycled or repurposed materials, be able to fit through a standard door, and be for sale (50/50 split with the artist.)

Celebrate – with wild abandon – the creative spirit in old used materials!

The Refindery

The Refindery at CARTM has a new entry!

CARTM’s Refindery re-inspires community to re-think and re-use

“When people ask me what The Refindery is like,” said Mark Beach, past chairman of the CARTM Board, “I’ll just have to tell them to go see it for themselves—words can not describe this colorful endeavor.”

The curious community shows up every wet, rainy, windy day to be the first through the new entrance of The Refindery. They are finding the bargains and treasures they come to CARTM for and stay much longer than they plan.

Ginger Salkowski of Re-evolution Gardens was one of the many people from the community at the grand opening in 2013. She arrived with dozens of her hearty one gallon tomato plant starts and donated them CARTM to sell at the opening.

“I brought my entire farming crew to the opening as a field trip,” said Salkowski. “The CARTM team did an amazing job—such a cool transformation!”

The positive comments about the displays, the lighting fixtures, the creativity and the details—the hundreds of details—could not be taken in with one sweep of the eye.

“We wanted to create a place where people could come and get inspired about creative re-use,” said Jan Hamilton, CARTM’s former executive director. “The comments I am overhearing from customers in the new store are exactly that—again and again. I think we have a hit on our hands.”

Hamilton could not say enough about the team effort of her staff and dozens of community volunteers who came together to build the vision that the design team of Barrentine Design put on paper.

“Building things from scrap and used materials is a whole different process than purchasing new hardware and dimensional lumber,” said Hamilton. “The people from our community who built The Refindery are flexible, creative, team players who saw the vision and made it real.”

“Our new entry sign is yet another example of creative re-use.” said Hamilton.

Along with the one-of-a-kind donor wall in the lobby of the new store, one of the features of The Refindery is a dedicated 240 square foot year-round Trash Art Gallery. About eleven local artists are represented regularly. 50% of the proceeds of work sold in the Trash Art Gallery are donated to CARTM.

CARTM and The Refindery are open Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer hours) and Thursday to Sunday (winter hours). CARTM and The Refindery are located at 34995 Necarney City Road in Manzanita. CARTM offers a unique trio of services: recycling (over 40 items for free), transfer station (trash) and reuse store—The Refindery. CARTM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by donations from the community.


More details about The Refindery here.

Re-thinking Waste


Almost everything created in this world can become something new many times before it is discarded forever.

CARTM Recycling promotes sustainable living and artistic expression through the creative re-use of materials. We collect our community’s ‘discards’ and sort it into reusable items, recyclable materials and finally, trash. We make the good stuff available to become new again — as art, as building materials or furniture and as raw materials for new packaging.


A Zero Waste Community

After the 2010 Trash Bash the only piece of unrecyclable trash was this potato chip bag! More than 1,000 people attended.

After the 2010 Trash Bash the only piece of unrecyclable trash was this potato chip bag! More than 1,000 people attended.

As a community we take responsibility for the waste we generate.

Visionary neighbors created CARTM in 1996 to handle the solid waste we generate as locally as possible so that as a community we take responsibility for what we produce and introduce in our region. We continue to work conscientiously to reduce waste.

CARTM taps deeply into the need to do something creative and positive about the waste generated in our own neighborhood; therefore support for CARTM crosses traditional boundaries. Tillamook County provides space for our facilities and Master Gardeners volunteer to manage our landscaping. Local businesses contribute money for operations and bring cans, bottles, cardboard, paper and construction materials for volunteers to bundle for recycling. Residents bring out-of-town guests to shop in the re-use store while they recycle household waste, and Nehalem Bay State Park campers and coast tourists wander in to see what we’re about. Local artists lead and attend our famed Trash Art Workshops and show their creations at the annual Trash Art Show. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality permits our operations. The City of Manzanita approved our site plans in 1998 and 2007. Our local city governments are very supportive of CARTM’s mission, and consider us a local gem.

It is important to us to include everyone to achieve success. Every CARTM program is open without bias to all members of our community — residents, second homeowners and visitors. We do not track the age, ethnic, disability, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status of our staff, volunteers or customers. We each can contribute to sustainability!