Hello! We are Betty and Larry Benson, local owners of Rubbish Works of Portland. We proudly serve the Greater Portland Metro Area. Cities include: Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gladstone, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, and West Linn.
Prior to becoming business owners, Betty worked as a senior manager at a top Fortune 500 company and Larry honed his planning and warehousing skills at various local companies while also coaching boys high school basketball. We have lived in Western Washington County for fifty plus years and have developed many strong ties to Oregon communities, schools, businesses, and individuals. We enjoy travelling, golf, theatre, micro-lending and sharing sustainability education through community events and Master Recycler presentations.
At Rubbish Works, we understand that selecting the right junk removal company can be challenging. We believe the distinction between an acceptable experience and exceptional one is in the details. That is why we have adopted company standards, and developed comprehensive processes to ensure our performance exceeds your expectations.
It is our goal to be an outstanding company worthy of your trust and business.
- We carry full Liability and Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage
- We hire qualified team members and conduct background checks and drug and alcohol testing
- We offer safety training and best practice education to our teams
- We keep our trucks and equipment well-kept and in working order
- We practice lean and green efficiencies daily
- We engage in and support our communities and social causes
- We collaborate with other like-minded professionals
- We strive to be professional in every aspect of the word
We invite you to experience the Rubbish Works difference.
~Betty and Larry
Our vision is to significantly contribute to community wellbeing. We promise to protect and respect the environment through our performance.
Rubbish Works of Portland is not your average junk hauler! As a 100% woman-owned hauling and recycling company, we love helping clients experience relief and freedom from their excess clutter with our done-for-you cleanup service.
We recognize the significance and affects that the mishandling of solid waste disposal can impose on our environment, finances, and society. It is our mission to become a recognized leader in the industry for offering solutions to clients in a way that meets their rubbish removal needs, enhances lives in our community and is kind to the environment.
Though we know the statistics are influenced by the type of materials we remove, the condition they are in and the details of the job, a minimum of 50% of all the items our teams handle get recycled or donated on a regular basis. The rest is responsibly disposed of at authorized facilities.
Partnering with recycling companies and charitable organizations helps us support our clients’ sustainability and give-back goals too. We are proud to be social and environmental stewards and able to give our clients peace of mind knowing we place high priority on charitable donations.
We appreciate community organizations such as Community Warehouse, Habitat for Humanity and others who serve populations of people who can receive help from the used-but-no-longer-needed items donated by our clients.
Together we can make a difference for future generations by keeping an emphasis on recycling what we can, getting reusable items into the hands of people who need them and averting the landfill.
We will continue to search for ways to improve our sustainability efforts.
Won’t you join us?