Transfer Stations Introduce Commingling

CRESWELL, Ore. — Lane County is thinking convenience for residents by making changes to Lane County transfer stations. They’re mixing things up for 15 rural sites around the county. Waste reduction specialists with Lane County say commingling recycling bins are now at the transfer stations. Residents will no longer have to separate paper, cans, glass, … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Recycling

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of year–Christmas tree recycling. Lane Forest Products in Eugene started taking trees on Friday. They’re open seven days a week and take all trees, including flocked trees, but they request folks to remove all decorations before dropping them off. “We recycle all the trees. We grind them up and … Continue reading »

New BottleDrop Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — BottleDrop stations are all over Oregon and now, Eugene has its first one. The new BottleDrop center on West Broadway and Garfield is the eighth location in Oregon. Coordinators with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative says it’s simple to use. Just bring in any plastic, aluminum, or glass bottles and you get … Continue reading »

Bethel Recycling Round Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Students and teachers collected tons of recyclables at the annual Bethel recycling round-up Saturday. People brought anything from electronics to mattresses and even vacuum cleaners to Willamette High School. The electronics will go to Next Step Electronics, and a whole truck full of household items will be headed to St. Vincent De … Continue reading »

How to Recycle After Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve opened all those presents, but now what do you do with the leftover wrapping paper and boxes? Lane Apex recycling says most wrapping paper is recyclable as well as anything cardboard. Some wrapping paper with foil in it may not be recyclable. And if you’re looking to get rid of your … Continue reading »

Next Step Opens Volunteer Center

EUGENE, Ore. — A local recycling center rewarded its volunteers with a new work space. The recently renovated dismantling center at Next Step Recycling opened up last week. Organizers say so far this year, 300 people donated 6,500 hours. The center says the volunteers are key to fulfilling its mission of reducing the community’s carbon … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Cuts Newspaper Recycling

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission is expanding services, allowing the nonprofit to assist more clients with food, shelter and clothing, but now the mission is preparing to cut a major program. Come June, the Eugene Mission is cutting its recycling program. Long before there was the red box for DVDs came the red box … 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 »

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.

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