Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    December 17, 2014

    Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon's electronics recycling law. Starting Jan. 1, the program will include free recycling of printers, keyboards and mice.

    2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

    2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

    December 10, 2014

    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.

    Leaves Available for Gardeners

    Leaves Available for Gardeners

    December 3, 2014

    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.

    Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

    Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

    November 12, 2014

    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 five four-by-eight plywood panels.

    Water-Permeable Parking Lot

    Water-Permeable Parking Lot

    November 5, 2014

    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.

    Learn How to Compost

    Learn How to Compost

    October 29, 2014

    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.

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

    October 22, 2014

    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 to save time, money, and your yard during the drought months.

    Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

    Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

    October 15, 2014

    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 students at Portland State University and has an energy efficient system that will save the school money for its utilities.

    Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

    Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

    October 8, 2014

    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.

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

    October 1, 2014

    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.

    Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

    Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

    September 24, 2014

    Hundreds of Lane County parents are getting ready to race through the racks at a massive consignment sale. Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Itty Bitty Boutique Sale set to open Wednesday night at Camp Harlow.

    H&M Recycles Unwanted Used Clothing

    H&M Recycles Unwanted Used Clothing

    September 17, 2014

    Shoppers in Eugene now have a new place to get rid of their unwanted used clothing. H&M, which opened last week in Valley River Center, has a worldwide recycling program.

    Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

    Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

    September 10, 2014

    The new Ninkasi administration building in Eugene is getting quite the makeover. The roof of the building was turned green in more ways than one. It's all to help the overall efficiency and sustainability of the building to reach LEED certification.

    Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

    Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

    September 3, 2014

    The project manager says the wood from the outside and pieces of the steel structure will be used to construct the new building. All of the concrete will be used to fill what's currently the parking garage, so city hall will be at street level.

    Recycling Bin or Trash?

    Recycling Bin or Trash?

    August 27, 2014

    Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn't mean we're doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can't be recycled, like paper cups and food containers.

    New Container Redemption Policies

    New Container Redemption Policies

    August 13, 2014

    If you return containers for money, there are some new rules and guidelines to be aware of. The changes are affecting stores within a three-mile radius of the new BottleDrop Center on West Broadway in Eugene.

    Brewery Starts Bike Share Program

    Brewery Starts Bike Share Program

    August 6, 2014

    A Eugene brewery is encouraging folks to explore the city while reducing their carbon footprint. Falling Sky Brewing recently started a new bike share campaign. It's called Bike Here, Bike Share.

    Community Garden Helps Food Banks

    Community Garden Helps Food Banks

    July 30, 2014

    Three to four tons of organic food is produced every year from a community garden in Corvallis, and it all goes to local food banks. The Corvallis Environmental Center runs the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE).

    Track and Field Championships Go Green

    Track and Field Championships Go Green

    July 23, 2014

    The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet--Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program "Athletics for a Better World."

    Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

    Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

    July 16, 2014

    A Eugene man is hoping to get his new business off the ground. Eric Harvey created the Mason-ry Silicone Koozie, which covers pint-size mason jars. He said he wants to encourage the reuse of products.