At a work session Jan. 12 the Metro Council directed staff to explore two options that use the Portland region’s garbage as a resource: burning trash to make electricity, and post-collection garbage sorting that could increase what the region already recycles.
Oregon stakeholder meetings on EPR for HHW
In 2015, Metro, the regional government in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, drafted a statewide concept bill under which manufacturers selling designated products such as pesticides, solvents, and flammable liquids into the state would be responsible for providing stewardship programs for the collection and proper management of waste from those products.
Each year WSRA invites students interested in the recycling industry to apply for scholarships to attend their annual conference as a part of our Student Guest Program.
Metro’s elected leaders will decide Tuesday whether to pursue burning the Portland area’s garbage to produce electricity at an incinerator four miles north of Salem.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality released its 23rd annual report on municipal post-consumer (residential and commercial) material recovery and waste generation in Oregon.
DEQ analyzed detailed annual surveys and disposal reports to compute waste recovery amounts for 2014 and estimated energy savings and greenhouse gas benefits from that waste recovery.
In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted its 2015 National Forum on December 8-9 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is opening a new bottle redemption center at 14411 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, The new BottleDrop location will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, December 29th from 9am - 5pm.
The City of Portland's Sustainability at Work newsletter recently profiled AOR Member City of Roses Disposal and Recycling.
The November issue of Plastics Recycling featured an in-depth article by Tim Buwalda, Christy Shelton, and Resource Recycling Staff covering the Oregon Plastics Recovery Assessment Project.
A snippet from the article:
This webinar builds on previous webinars where we discussed how to recycle right with tactics and tools to improve residential recycling. This webinar will take a look at how to effectively minimize contamination in the recycling stream.