Lane County Plastics Roundup

Lane County Waste Management is hosting a Plastics Roundup for clean #2, #4 and #5 resin types at the Glenwood Transfer Station on Sunday, April 7th.  Please review poster and instructions below.

We are no longer registering community collectors.  Lane County still encourages individuals, businesses and community groups to collect from friends, neighbors and/or employees to reduce CO2 emissions and traffic during the event in April. Residents are also encouraged to carpool.

There are now over 150 registered community collectors across the county. To locate a community collector, inquire at places you regularly visit --churches, businesses, neighborhood associations, granges, friends and neighbors.

For those not able to find a community collector, residents are encouraged to come to the Plastics Roundup on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Glenwood Transfer Station from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Lane County will ONLY accept #2, #4 and #5 tubs, jugs, bottles, lids and beverage handles that are CLEAN and free of debris ( adhesive labels must be removed). Materials must be sorted into the following five material categories:
#2 bottles & jugs;
#2 tubs & lids;
#2 beverage handles;
#4 bottles, tubs & lids;
#5 bottles, tubs & lids.

Dirty plastic, plastics other than #2, #4 and #5, and items that aren't stamped with a resin identification code will not be accepted. Glued on labels must be removed. See the FAQ document for tips on removing labels.


Why a Roundup?

Recent disruptions to international recycling markets have driven changes in the collection of mixed recycling (curbside commingled recycling) systems in Lane County.  Some communities have had to prohibit plastics in order to ensure that sorting facilities can produce marketable commodities for remanufacture.  

Lane County and its partners are developing strategies to maintain recycling collection for plastics that can successfully be recycled in the Pacific Northwest.  The key to successful recycling is to ensure each resin code is collected separately. The Plastic Roundup allows us to collect the materials our processor, Denton Plastics can use without contamination.

For information about what is recyclable, ask the Garbage Guru. 
For questions email plasticsroundup@co.lane.or.us

 



Resources for Community Collectors

Print and Post -  Outreach Flyer-2up- with tips

Print and Post - Full size Poster 8.5x11- no tips

Bin Labels - 5 categories  with photo 8.5x11 

While community collectors can use anything they choose to collect and transport their plastics in, we can provide some options, such as reused old woven seed  and grain bags. To request this resource, contact: plasticsroundup@co.lane.or.us
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