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 »

Nonprofit Founder Making A Difference

EUGENE, Ore. — The founder of a Eugene nonprofit is credited with inspiring thousands of people to take next steps in their lives. The founder of NextStep Recycling even caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey as she was honored in the Toyota Standing Ovation Campaign. Pretty much everywhere Lorraine Kerwood McKenzie goes she’s met with … Continue reading »

Eugene Emeralds Mascot Goes Green

EUGENE, Ore. — If he wasn’t already the mascot for the Eugene Emeralds, Sluggo would be a natural for NextStep Recycling. The big green bear is proving his green is more than what you see on the outside. Sluggo stopped by NextStep Recycling Wednesday to drop off a few items and help promote this Sunday’s … Continue reading »

NextStep is Taking Unneeded Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — Have you considered reducing, reusing and recycling your electronics? A group called NextStep Recycling wants people to donate their used and unneeded gadgets rather than stashing them away. It takes everything that runs on batteries or plugs, including TVs, radios, stereos and VHS/DVD players. NextStep says what you may consider trash another … Continue reading »

Broken Christmas Lights Can Be Recycled

EUGENE, Ore. — Did your Christmas lights take a beating this holiday season? NextStep Recycling is collecting broken lights to recycle. “People are collecting them in their homes and they really don’t know what to do with them, and it’s been a need. And the manufacturers¬†have a process now the processors do for handling this … Continue reading »

NextStep Hosts Technology Giveaway

EUGENE, Ore. — A local nonprofit wants to help other nonprofits access technology, so the NextStep is hosting a giveaway. Here’s how it works. You need to vote for the nonprofit group of your choice, but by voting, you also enter to win yourself. “This is really a way to increase donations and givings for … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Offers Affordable Computers

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents can get the technology their kids need for school for cheap at NextStep Recycling. Its back-to-school sale features donated computers refurbished by the staff at NextStep. They’re fully tested and come with a 90-day warranty. They start at $200. “You’re getting a computer that still has a lot of viability and … Continue reading »