New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

EUGENE, Ore. — The new year is about two weeks away, which means it’s time to think about all those new resolutions, and in some cases, new rules. Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon’s electronics recycling law. Currently, computers, monitors and television … Continue reading »

2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local students are helping create a year-long celebration of living a sustainable lifestyle. Artwork from 14 local school kids has been selected for the 2015 Recycle Art Calendar. It’s a free calendar produced by BRING Recycling for the past 27 years. Organizers choose the artwork for the students who best understand … Continue reading »

Leaves Available for Gardeners

EUGENE, Ore. — While many of us are trying to get rid of our leaves, others are signing up to get them delivered to their homes. About 75 percent of the leaves collected in Eugene during leaf pickup get delivered to homes, 20 percent to community gardens, and a small amount goes to commercial recyclers. … Continue reading »

Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield Elementary School is showing off its new mural, and it took them nearly a year to round up the supplies. A group of fourth and fifth graders at Guy Lee Elementary, called the Green Team, collected 15,000 bottle caps to create a mural. The coral reef themed piece consists of … Continue reading »

Water-Permeable Parking Lot

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State University Extension Office in Eugene did a little green renovation Wednesday. The office moved one step closer to having a water-permeable parking lot. The project has been in the works for six months and the idea is for the new parking lot to allow water to soak in instead … Continue reading »

Learn How to Compost

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers of a monthly compost workshop say this weekend is especially important because of all the falling leaves. The OSU Extension Service is holding the workshop Saturday, Nov. 1 at BRING Recycling from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trained compost specialists will deliver hands-on learning covering the basics, like how composting works and which … Continue reading »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

EUGENE, Ore. — Now’s the time to pay close attention to your garden so you can make the most of the rainwater, come spring. EWEB and the city of Eugene have teamed up with Nearby Nature to create a water wise demonstration garden at Alton Baker Park. It shows you how to save water now … Continue reading »

Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some kids in Corvallis are learning in the first SAGE building in the state: that means natural light and fresh air coming through the ventilation system. The Corvallis Waldorf School is the first school in the state to receive a Smart Academic Green Environment, or SAGE modular. The building was designed by … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Halloween is just a few weeks away. And if you don’t want to pay for a new costume, you can recycle it! Willamalane is hosting a costume swap. You can drop off gently-used costumes this week at the Willamalane Center on 32nd Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in exchange for … Continue reading »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

EUGENE, Ore. — Go green this Halloween. St. Vincent de Paul is offering a brand new line of re-fashioned costumes. They aren’t just donated items, St. Vinnie’s Upstart designer created Halloween looks using recycled items. She created creepy, cut up tee-shirt with spooky designs, wigs from dacron, zombie fashions, and a collection of hats. “I … Continue reading »

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