Metro approved final administrative rules, effective March 1, 2018, to guide the licensing and inspection of facilities that receive source-separated recyclable materials as well as some facilities that convert waste to energy or fuel.
Thanks to a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the great folks at BRING in Eugene, OR, have spent the past twelve months asking their stakeholders what they appreciate about BRING and how to expand their many programs and are charting an exciting new course.
The Mosier, Oregon, company collects used bike chains from bike shops throughout the western US.
Simply put old chains in a box and call or email with the weight when the box is full (20-50 pounds is ideal).
They will send UPS to pick up the box the next day.
Resource Revival recycles tons of used bike chain every year, upcycling them into everything from keychains to picture frames to medals for bike rides and races.
Beaverton’s Sustainability & Recycling Programs welcome Caitlin Ahearn as our new Recycling Specialist. She fills the position formerly held by Elizabeth Cole (who is now our Recycling and Waste Prevention Coordinator).
Starting April 2nd, PDX travelers will be able to dine on real dishes and silverware in the food cart area of the Oregon Market.
The new durable dishware is part of a three-month pilot project made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
From DEQ Materials Management December Newsletter
From the DEQ Materials Management December Newsletter
In December, DEQ awarded more than $600,000 in grant funding to 19 projects across the state.
These grants will help Oregon manage materials more sustainably, reducing environmental impacts while also creating jobs, feeding at-risk populations, and supporting home construction for low-income families.
From the DEQ Material Management December Newsletter
DEQ’s annual Oregon Material Recovery and Waste Generation Report is now available, and the results show a decrease in recovery and an increase in waste generation.
Marion County has partnered with the Salem Environmental Education organization to bring you the very first EarthWISE Sustainability luncheon. That means food, facts, familiar faces, and fabulously great opportunities to network while learning about current and upcoming possibilities in changes that are coming our way.