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.
Are you passionate about preventing waste, increasing recycling, conserving natural resources and making a difference right here in our area? If so, you should consider becoming a Jackson County Master Recycler. Our volunteer team of waste prevention ambassadors work within their communities to cultivate public awareness and support a variety of projects and programs related to recycling. As a master recycler, you will share your knowledge and motivate others to make resource conservation a way of life.Read More
NPR investigative report explores where the triangular, numbered symbol (commonly assumed to be a “recycling” symbol) on plastic packaging and products came from — and what it really meansRead More
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