Free Lane County Plastics Roundup

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Glenwood Transfer Station • 3100 E. 17th Ave., Eugene OR

Lane County Waste Management is hosting a free plastics roundup for clean #2, #4 and #5 (polyethylene and polypropylene) tubs, jugs, bottles, lids and beverage handles. The event is in response to recent changes in the international recycling market that have driven changes in recycling rules throughout Lane County, including prohibiting tubs in the commingle mix. Collected plastics will be taken to Denton Plastics and made into resin that can be used in new products, such as park benches and decking, flower pots, and electronic components.

Residents are encouraged to collect #2, #4 and #5 plastics that are clean, free of debris and sorted by resin identification code (chasing arrow number). Any contamination (wood, dirt, rocks, metal, food, etc.) can damage the equipment that processes plastics. If there is no resin identification symbol or number on the plastic materials, it will not be accepted.

For more information, visit www.lanecounty.org/plasticsroundup or email questions to plasticsroundup@co.lane.or.us. You can also read more on Facebook.