Beyond Green: Emerald.

Emerald Systems provides Zero Waste Solutions for businesses, organizations and communities through planning, program development and implementation of efficient systems in the circular economy.

We support the Columbia River Gorge Communities to meet their sustainability goals through waste reduction, turning waste streams into resource streams.


Serving Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania Counties

Gorge Sustainability Project

The Gorge Sustainability Project is a program for all individuals, community members and small organizations.


We provide recycling services, community engagement, sustainable programs, and support community recycling depots.

Our Story

Our family-run operation proudly helps the region create less waste.


From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.