Oregon News

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. 

DEQ Materials Management 2016 Grant Round

1 Aug 2016

Approximately $1.2 million in grant funding will soon be available to projects supporting local solid and household hazardous waste planning, prevention and recovery.

The grants will be available through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s 2016 Materials Management program grant round. Last year, the program awarded nearly $600,000 to fifteen projects proposed by local governments.