Volunteers Clean Up Coastal Beaches

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s not just those who live on the coast who are taking part in cleaning up local beaches. Some people traveling through Florence Saturday picked up a bag and gloves to clean up trash along the coast. Some volunteers make it a point to clean up the coast. “Well we like to … Continue reading »

Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

EUGENE, Ore. — A reminder that there will be no trash pickup on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Republic Services of Corvallis and Sanipac in Eugene both say that pickup services will be delayed just one day over the next two weeks. That means that if you normally set out your trash on … Continue reading »

Corvallis Trash Service Delayed

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Trash pickup services are calling for patience in Corvallis. Every week Republic Services picks up trash, recyclables and yard debris. But it’s been slow going this week with the snowy, frozen roads. So crews are asking customers to leave their bins out because they’re running on a delay. For those who live … Continue reading »

Beach Trash Washed Ashore Made into Art

BANDON, Ore. — Eye opening–it’s one way to describe a small exhibit at Valley River Center in Eugene this weekend. And it’s just a sliver of a bigger display on the south Oregon Coast telling the story of how plastic is destroying our oceans. Bandon is known for its beautiful beaches. They are one of … Continue reading »

Blue Garbage Trucks Going Green

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Republic Services’ blue garbage trucks are going green. The waste hauler is hitting all five “Rs” in its motto, with its recent decision to shift its truck fleet to compressed natural gas, or CNG. It’s a much cleaner burning fuel than the diesel and bio-diesel combination that the trucks currently run on. … Continue reading »