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.

County Keeps Tires Out of Landfill

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is stepping up efforts to keep tires out of the landfill. Instead, you can drop tires off at any one of the county’s 16 waste transfer stations. There’s a small fee–$2 per tire or $3 if the tire is still attached to the rim. It’s a small price to pay … Continue reading »