Ashland's pilot downtown bottle & can collection baskets

16 Aug 2016

Launched last spring 2016, Ashland's pilot of placing bottle and can collection baskets downtown, was a program developed by the Ashland Conservation Commission with support and

assistance from City staff.

There are seven collection baskets sponsored and maintained by nearby businesses who monitor their use and assist with sorting and keeping the volume of materials in check. 

The Jackson County Master Recyclers regularly monitor and keeping communications going with the businesses to address any questions on what is recyclable, how much time they are spending and if they think it is working and if they have any suggestions if the program were to expand.

The intention is to bring it before city council and if they bless the program it will be expanded to include additional opportunities to divert these materials and allow interested people to cash in on the containers.