Whether you're looking for ways to minimize waste, ideas on how to recycle smarter or things you can do to help the environment, this section is your educational resource.
Did you know there are local recycling outlets for three common household items that can’t be mixed with other recyclables in our curbside recycling program?Read More
For years, manufacturers and producers have known that much of the packaging they market to consumers is not readily recyclable. With the recently passed Senate Bill 582, the Oregon Legislature has committed to changing that.Read More
Cleaning up after a wildfire is an emotional evolution, but also involves immediate and long-term physical health risks. The safety of our customers, employees and community is of utmost importance, and its im portant to know that wildfire debris can contain many types of hazardous materials,Read More
Have you ever seen a product in the store that says it’s recyclable but you can’t believe it is? Odds are it’s not.Read More
Have petrochemical companies used recycling to make more plastic? Learn the decades-old dirty secret on the PBS Frontline special report: Plastic Wars.Read More
From city streets to the arctic ice sheets, plastic pollution has reached every corner of the globe.Read More
The Sustainable Shopping Initiative begins January 1, 2020. Under a bill approved by the Oregon legislature this past summer, grocery stores, retail stores and restaurants will no longer be able to provide customers with single-use plastic bags.Read More