Cap and Gown Recycling


Our cap and gown collection partnership with Greener Grads has received a lot of attention in the media recently. If you haven’t seen it, check out the coverage at: The Oregonian, Sustainable Business Oregon, Statesman Journal and the Association of Oregon Recyclers.

Greener Grads aims to collect 5,000 or more gowns from Oregon high schools during spring 2015 commencements. This collection will be equivalent to keeping 4,000 pounds of polyester out of Oregon landfills. They operate with one goal in mind: to prevent as many gowns as possible from being placed in local landfills. Greener Grads in turn makes gowns available at a low cost to students graduating in following years.

We cannot meet our collection goal without you!

What you can do now:

  • Request collection materials for your school’s 2015 commencement festivities.
  • Request information on how to rent a recycled gown from Greener Grads for your school’s 2016 graduating class.

Please email the following information to or to request more information. Please provide the following information along with your request:

School Name:

Primary Contact:


Approximate number of grads:

Date of graduation:

Location of graduation ceremony:

Gown color(s):

Does your school have any additional events that senior return for? Exp – diploma pick-up, senior all night party etc.

Date of diploma pick-up: