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Lane County Seeks 'Community Collectors' In Advance Of Next Plastics Roundup

Karen Richards

Lane County Waste Management is holding their second plastics roundup at the Glenwood Transfer station in April. But this time there is a way to get your plastics in even earlier.

The first event last September saw 963 vehicles dropping off goods. Now organizers hope to limit wait times and emissions from motorists by giving early access to “community collectors”- volunteers who gather plastics from employees, neighbors, and friends.

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Long lines of cars, and a bicycle, line up to turn in plastics at October's Lane County Plastics Roundup event.

Angie Marzano with Lane County says registered collectors can begin gathering recycling now, then, “they can call Lane County for an appointment, bring in the material to have it screened and we will accept it. And this is prior to the April 7th event.”

Collectors will be provided with signage, sacks, and training on material preparation. Otherwise people can drop off plastics on April 7th from 10am and 2pm.

Clean #2, #4, and #5 tubs, bottles, lids, and 6-pack handles will be sent to Denton Plastics to be used to make new resin products.

To register as a Community Collector, click here.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.
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