Group Recycles at Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — An annual pilgrimage will be made to Veneta for the Oregon Country Fair this Friday. Thousands will attend the 44th annual celebration, and each is reminded to pack out what they pack in. The country fair organizers know not everyone will be able to haul out all their own trash. That’s where … Continue reading »

UO Students Lighten their Loads

EUGENE, Ore. — High schoolers are learning a lesson in real life while teaming up with the University of Oregon’s housing department to move students out of the dorms. The program “Lighten Your Load” allows students to donate unwanted items to the Springfield Public Schools Family Resource Center. Food for Lane County also benefits from … Continue reading »

NCAA Championships Join Green Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships is trying to stay green. The event has teamed up with several local groups to make sure their carbon footprint is minimal. Making sure things like bins for different types of trash are at every corner is just a small part of a bigger effort. … Continue reading »

Recycling Hits Roadblock in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Recycling in Lane County is hitting a road block. Big-ticket items like plastic bins, tubs and playground toys are no longer being accepted. Nothing has changed at lane county waste management, but drop off sites for rigid mixed plastic have been temporarily suspended. Bottles, tubs, and jubs–the plastics you recycle curbside are … Continue reading »

UPS Store Cuts Down Waste

EUGENE, Ore. — The UPS Store on the University of Oregon campus is being recognized for its efforts to go green. For the past year it worked one-on-one with a sustainability expert to cut down on waste and save resources. It made changes like two-sided copying, eliminating toxic cleaners and pulling recyclable materials from its … Continue reading »

Food for Lane County Reuses Egg Cartons

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is offering you a way to help food banks across Oregon and recycle at the same time. It’s asking for people to donate clean egg cartons so it can help distribute eggs at Oregon food banks. Food for Lane County says it’s an easy way to give back … Continue reading »

Business Recycles Construction Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a recycling resource available in Eugene that residents may not know about. It’s called EcoSort. It diverts construction and demolition materials from the landfill. Contractors use it to get rid of their waste, but residents can use it too. “EcoSort recycles about one hundred million pounds of material every year. It … Continue reading »

Test Your Recycling Know-How

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people in Western Oregon pride themselves on being green. But sometimes what can and can’t be recycled isn’t always easy to remember. Aaron Donley from Sanipac joined KEZI 9 News This Morning to give a refresher quiz on recycling.

Springfield Store Recycles Furniture

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield store’s taking items from the past and repurposing them. The items at Riley’s Second-Hand Furniture are quirky and definitely unique, but most importantly they’re recycled. “People really seem to kind of enjoy that take on the old vintage and antique and industrial pieces kind of brought back to life,” said … Continue reading »

Eugene Plastic Bag Ban Approaches

EUGENE, Ore. — The kickoff of Eugene’s plastic bag ban is less than one month away, and the city is using these last few weeks to get the word out, especially to retailers. The city’s hosting two info sessions to walk retailers through the new law and to answer any questions. “I’ve been talking to … Continue reading »

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