Recycle Paper, Paperboard & Cardboard: But no coated paper – meaning no paper cups, paper plates, cartons or frozen food boxes. Most are coated with a plastic that helps it to repel water (how else would a paper cup hold hot coffee?) which is great for your drink, but not helpful when those little […]

  America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, is just around the corner on November 15th, and the Rethink Waste Project is here to help. Follow our 3 steps below to help your household or workplace Recycle Right! STEP1: Recycle Right Recycling is important, […]

Everyone should be awesome at recycling by now, but let’s face it, we can do better. Different communities recycle different things, the packaging can be confusing, and everyone has an opinion. Let us help you put that all to rest. One of the best ways you can make sure you Recycle Right is to have […]

  Do you put plastic in your recycling bin simply because it has a recycling symbol on it? Do you put items in your bin that you’ve heard aren’t recyclable here, but wish were? Do you put items in your bin that you know aren’t recyclable here, but hope that somewhere down the line someone […]

Just in time for the holiday party season, beginning December 19th we’ll have a new way to recycle cans and bottles for deposit in Bend. The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) is opening a one stop shop – called BottleDrop – to redeem cans and bottles for your deposit. While small outlying neighborhood grocery stores […]

  Have you ever wondered what happens to the yogurt tub or the cardboard box after you toss it in your commingle cart and haul the cart to the curbside? Susan Baker from Bend Garbage & Recycling enlightened me regarding the trip the recyclables take after we wave them bye-bye: The materials are first brought […]