Just don’t put it in your curbside bin! Plus: What do you think are the 3 very common contaminants in curbside recycling? Recycling! It’s a buzz word. Often times what we think of as “recyclable” and “not recyclable” has to do with what you can and can’t put in your curbside bin. But just because […]

What do you do with your old clothes? There are lots of ways to make more space in your closet without throwing clothes in the trash. According to the Oregon DEQ, Americans throw away over 32 billion pounds of textiles a year, but over 90% of clothing and shoes are recyclable. Textile recovery is an […]

Whatever your plans are for the upcoming eclipse, it’s inevitable that you’ll be joined by – or impacted by – a large number of people in our area. And with more people visiting our communities, more trash will be generated. So let’s be a little proactive as hordes of people hit our state, region, and […]

Bottle & Can Deposit Increased to 10 cents on April 1st, 2017. Save those bottles and cans! Oregon was the first state to enact the Bottle Bill, and now we’re the first state in the nation to boost a previously established deposit amount. On April 1st our deposit went from 5 to 10 cents (even if it still […]

Did you catch the recent guest commentary in The Bulletin, “Recycling, Is it Worth It?”  “The Reign of Recycling“, a New York Times opinion piece by John Tierney, and published in local papers all over the country, was basically an argument against recycling, claiming it’s better to just landfill everything. As I was reading this […]

One of the resources we have available here on the Rethink Waste Project website are downloadable signs and bin labels for use in your home or office. Put them up in your home, kitchen at the office, your church, your vacation rental, whatever place you regularly go to that needs a little better signage. RECYCLE […]

Hopefully you’ve chosen gifts well suited for the recipient, bought them an experience, or made them something yourself. Whatever you chose for your gifts, here’s a guide to dealing with the inevitable waste from your gift exchange this year. Before your party – set up a quick station using any kind of container to separate […]

  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 […]