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Plastics recycling information: https://www.ecogeneration.org/recycling-programs
Accepted materials include: Plastic #2, #4, #5; #1 Bottles and Jugs; Health and Nutritional Packaging (over the counter items including caps, can leave labels on); Personal Care Packaging (including caps, dental care items, pumps, lids); Plastic Bags; Oregon Deposit Eligible Drink Containers (leave label on); Disposable Razors and Packaging; Shipping Materials (bubble wrap, air pacs, shipping peanuts, plastic padded shipping envelopes-remove label); Block Styrofoam; HP Inkjet cartridges; Air Care and Air Fresheners (remove labels, no aerosol canisters); Cigarette Filters and plastic wrap and foil lining; Dispensary Packaging; $20 Brown Paper Bag Program can recycle other plastic (clean and label free, such as #1 plastic clamshells, #2, #4, #6, #7 and unknown); Pens and Markers.
Avoid single use plastics for common household items. Go to werefillit.com. You can use one quart canning jars for items like soaps, detergents and shampoos.
For those living outside of town, a pick up location in town is currently available for specific days. You will need to order a week ahead, and then go to the location with your containers at the specified date and time. For December, the date is Wednesday the 30th. For details, call 541 687 1950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use bar shampoo instead of buying shampoo in single use plastic bottles.
Hypoallergenic ecofriendly laundry strips with no plastic in packaging. Go to https://www.tru.earth/
Lane County in partnership with EcoGeneration is offering #2, #4 and #5 plastics take-back events throughout Lane County. EcoGeneration works with Lane County as a registered "Community Collector" and accepts clean, label-free plastics coded #2, #4, or #5 from the public.
Due to county wide closures, EcoGeneration is unable to collect recycling until 2021.
Cottage Grove Recycling Take-Back
Cottage Grove Community Center
Second Saturday of the Month
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Creswell Recycling Take-Back
Creswell Public Library (Parking Lot)
Third Saturday of the Month
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Eugene Recycling Take-Back
Hilyard Community Center
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ONLY seniors and people with disabilities)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm general public
Florence Recycling Take-Back
Florence Events Center
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Vincent de Paul will accept #6 block and packing peanut Styrofoam at the following locations:Division Store: 201 Division Avenue, EugeneSeneca Store: 705 South Seneca Road, EugeneMain Street Store: 4555 Main Street, Springfield