Hydraulic Fluid Spills in South Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s smooth sailing on 30th Avenue in Eugene, after a little mess Wednesday afternoon. It slowed down traffic in the area while Sanipac crews laid down and swept up absorbent, after a hydraulic line on one of its trucks burst while on a route. Witnesses say it leaked fluid from the top … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Garbage Man

EUGENE, Ore. — “Sanitation engineer drives me nuts. I’m a garbage man. On my tax returns I put garbage man,” said Doug Detels, Sanipac garbage man. Detels winds his way through the neighborhoods of Santa Clara, dodging cars parked along the narrow streets. It’s around 8 o’clock on a typical weekday morning, and he’s already … Continue reading »

Trash Service Delayed Due to Snow, Ice

EUGENE, Ore. — Trash is piling up outside a lot of homes and apartments in the Eugene area as a result of Friday’s storm. On almost every block you’ll see overflowing trash. Both Sanipac and Lane Apex say Friday’s storm put pickups on halt, but they say they will make every effort to get to … Continue reading »

Sanipac Employees Hold Bicycle Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Employees with Sanipac have the ball rolling on a big bike collection, and they need your help. For the past couple of months, the company has been working to raise money for its fourth annual Christmas Promise event. They use the money to buy bicycles, and then they donate them to different … Continue reading »

Dump Truck Travels More Than 2,000 Miles

EUGENE, Ore. — A decked out dump truck is the latest in a line of creative tailgating rides to make its way to Autzen Stadium. The spirited vehicle belongs to Tennessee’s Waste Connections, the sister company of the local garbage company, Sanipac. The decorated dump truck travelled more than 2,000 miles for the game. Sanipac … 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.