Lane County Plastics Roundup on April 7 – please carpool

Lane County Plastics Roundup on April 7 – please carpool
Posted on 03/28/2019

Lane County Waste Management is hosting a plastics roundup for clean #2, #4 and #5 (polyethylene and polypropylene) at the Glenwood Transfer Station (3100 E. 17th Avenue, Eugene) on Sunday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Materials must be clean, adhesive labels removed, and sorted in the following material categories:

#2 bottles & jugs

#2 tubs & lids

#2 6-pack handles

#4 bottles, tubs & lids

#5 bottles, tubs & lids

 

In an effort to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and excess traffic in the area, Lane County is asking participants to carpool their material to the event.  Check-in with neighbors, co-workers, or friends to see who will bring your materials or whose materials you can bring. Despite the high volume of cars, most reported wait times of 10 minutes or less.

 

More than 150 community collectors who signed up in February received training and have been turning in plastics on behalf of their friends, neighbors, co-workers and community groups. The deadline to sign up to be a community collector has passed. If you were unable to connect with a community collector, we hope to see you at the main event on April 7.

 

Eugene has one of the highest rates of recycling in country – and it’s thanks to committed community members. Recycling has many benefits and one of the biggest is the environmental benefit of reducing the amount of raw materials and energy needed to make products from scratch. The resin from recycled plastics is used to make products such as park benches and decking, flower pots, and electronic component parts. 

 

In September 2018, Lane County staff and Master Recycler volunteers teamed up with Denton Plastics to collect 2.76 tons of plastic delivered by 963 customer vehicles!

 

Additional information and can be found at lanecounty.org/plasticsroundup. Residents can also email questions to plasticsroundup@co.lane.or.us.

 

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For information about if something is recyclable in Lane County, ask the Garbage Guru.