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news You Can Use and Reuse | Vol. 18, no. 1 WInTER 2009
create a healthier world. So, yes, continue We have answers, practical tips and lots
to recycle. Follow the guidelines from of resources to help you reduce waste
your hauler, because the cleaner and bet- up front so you don’t need to recycle as
ter prepared your recyclables, the more much. For instance, a ream of paper lasts
value they have. The economic downturn a whole lot longer and is far more cost
will change the world of recycling, just effective when you use both sides. Who
as it has the financial and auto industries. says an envelope can only be used once?
This change brings opportunities as well Have you seen how local artist Laura
as hard times, and we have a golden Taylor turns old light bulbs into sparkling
opportunity to make Reduce, Reuse and Christmas tree ornaments? BRING’s
Rethink as much a part of everyday life as reuse warehouse is a treasure trove of
recycling. Now’s the time to reduce waste items that you can use as is or repurpose.
by preventing it upfront, to reuse materi- A broken wood ladder can become a trel-
als and products that already exist and to lis. Shower doors can become walls for
rethink how we use, reuse and dispose of a greenhouse. We love to talk reuse, so
resources. And BRING is here to help! come in and explore, let your imagination
There are thousands of easy ways to romp, and get more ideas from our staff
reduce and reuse at home and at work. or share your ideas with us.
Does junk mail annoy you? Does excess Happy Reuse Year!
packaging get your goat? We can help.
Cycling to recycle.
Recycling Meltdown Come See us at the Good Earth Home Show!
Interested in seeing the latest and greatest from BRING and other’s in the home
and garden sustainability biz? Then come check out the fresh ideas growing in Lane
“Never waste a crisis.” County with seminars and
rahm emanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff
demonstration booths galore!
es, what you’ve heard is true: meet code, sinks with dents or rust, Interested in Deconstruction?
recycling is in crisis. Markets burned through barbecues and rusted Come see BRING’s Decon-
for recycled commodities—the bicycles. We’re still able to market them, struction Manager Brandon
papers, cans and bottles we faithfully but for a fraction of the price. Thankfully Petitti speak about it at noon on
send to their reincarnation—are notori- we’re not totally dependent on recycling Sunday. Admission is free, and
ously volatile. A graph tracking cor- for revenue; we also earn money resell- please bring a can of food to
rugated cardboard prices over the last ing materials for reuse, but the current help out Food for Lane County.
decade looks like a child’s drawing of situation has necessitated some serious Where: Lane County
ocean waves. But volatile doesn’t begin belt tightening. However, we’re in a better Convention Center
to describe the freefall that has occurred position than many. Our diverse income
recently. After many months of record stream allows us to continue fulfilling our When: January 23rd – 25th
highs, prices have tanked, and in some mission to ‘help people understand how Friday 5pm – 9pm
cases, markets have evaporated. Given the stuff we use shapes the planet Saturday 10am – 8pm
the gloomy economic outlook in China, we share.’ Sunday 10am – 5pm
Europe and the U.S, those markets In our last edition of Used News, we
don’t show any signs of bouncing back shared eye opening new data from the
in the near future. In some communities EPA showing that the production of BRING Partners
recyclable commodities are being ware- “stuff”, that is, consumer goods, contrib- with GEARs!
housed for storage, and in some, collec- utes about 50% of the greenhouse gas
tion of material is being reduced. In Lane emissions in the US. Now, with crashing Join GEARs and receive 10% off at
County, recyclables are still moving, but recycling markets, people are wondering BRING when you haul your items by
the prices they fetch are very low. what will happen to recyclers if we don’t bike. GEARs, the Greater Eugene Area
The world economic slowdown has hit keep buying more stuff. While recyclers Riders, is a non-profit group dedicated to
recyclers, and hit hard. When people are facing tough times, a trip to the mall promoting bicycling for both recreation
don’t buy new goods, manufacturers don’t is not the answer. Neither is turning our and transportation. The group coordi-
need recycled plastic and metal to fabri- backs on recycling. nates weekly rides, provides safety and
cate them, recycled cardboard to package We hate to say it (okay, we love to say skill workshops and works to enhance the
bicycle culture in Eugene. By becoming a
them or paper to invoice them. This is
putting the squeeze on many local busi-
it) but in this topsy-turvy new world,
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink are member you reap the benefits of discounts Inside This Issue
nesses and non profits, including us. We more important than ever. The four R’s at local bike shops and area businesses. To 1 Recycling Meltdown
usually earn a nice chunk of our operat- are a recipe, and just as you would not become a member or to view a full list of 1 Good Earth Home Show
ing income from the sale of scrap metal: leave flour out of a cake, no R should be events and participating businesses go to
aluminum frame windows that no longer omitted – we need all four ingredients to www.eugenegears.org
2 Letter from the Director
2 New Board Member
2 Introducing our Board Scholar
BRING Recycling Please read, reuse and recycle this newsletter.
Non-Profit Org. 3 Capital Campaign and Donor List
4446 Franklin Blvd. U.S. Postage 4 Legislative Updates
Eugene OR 97403-2437 PAID 4 Rain Cycle
Eugene, OR 5 Reuse and Recycling in Lane County
Return Service Requested Permit No. 24
6 Volunteer Spotlight
6 Upcoming Volunteer Projects
6 Thank Yous
6 Book Review
7 Dear Eco-Meister
7 Mr. Creativity
8 Gallery News
8 Warehouse Words
2 BRIng Recycling Used News | Winter 2009
letter from the director
We’ve focused this issue of UsedNews on change, and a tangible sign of global warming. My mother reports
there’s nothing like the New Year to get the ball roll- that for the past few summers they’ve had a hose ban.
ing. Last January, I wrote about some lifestyle changes I Despite England’s soggy reputation, it rains less here
wanted to make. I printed out my goals and stuck them now, and many more people need water as the population
on the wall in my office. Bingo! It worked! Seeing them increases.
Vol. 18, No. 1 wINTER 2009 each day kept them on my mind, and I managed to keep Seeing the effect of global warming on my homeland
Comments and inquiries may be directed to: two out of three—going paperless for all my bills and reinforces how important it is for organizations like
Used News, BRING Recycling traveling by bus, bike or foot for most BRING to help all of us learn
4446 franklin Blvd., eugene, or 97403-2437 trips. how to “do more with less.”
Phone: (541) 746-3023 • Fax: (541) 726-9894
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A paperless statement with automatic With a slowing economy, the
web address: www.bringrecycling.org payment is a dream come true for a need to make the best use of
busy person like me. Once you’ve set it our resources—both financial
BRING’S MISSIoN: up, it’s a breeze. You can relax knowing and natural—is greater than
Helping people understand how the stuff we use shapes your bills are paid on time, and you’re ever. The Planet Improve-
the planet we share. saving paper and energy. It’s a small ment Center is a wonder-
but satisfying step, and if hundreds of fully successful example of
STAff people do it, the environmental savings how a community working
Tony averett, Deconstruction really add up. together can create practical
Kara Brinkman, admin. assistant
Judy Bryant, financial Manager
Making the change to an (almost) solutions and help to change
allen Burton, glenwood car-free life turned out not to be the the future. As you can see
Tess chase, cashier great big deal I expected. I always on page 3 of this issue, more
Damien czech, facilities Manager thought of bike commuters as hardy, than 800 individuals and
Julie Daniel, Executive Director
Tammy Daugherty, warehouse assistant Manager super-fit types who wore lots of span- businesses have joined in
salvador garcia, glenwood dex – not middle-aged women like me our effort to build the Planet
larry levinson, retail Business Manager who loathe going to the gym and wear “business casual” Improvement Center. We’re starting on the home stretch!
Debrah Pate, glenwood
Brandon Petitti, Deconstruction Manager attire. Though I’ve always ridden a bike for pleasure and If you haven’t yet added your name to the list, we invite
Michele Piastro, Volunteer coordinator occasional errands, I’d never considered using it as my you to join us.
colby ramsey, warehouse primary transport. It is now, and I’m really enjoying it. We’re anxious to finish the Center as soon as possible
erik rhay, glenwood I’ve discovered that biking to work fills several needs at so we can focus on doing what we do best – providing
Jay ritcher, warehouse
Brian sears, glenwood once—a truly energy-saving, sustainable solution. I get education and opportunities for people to reduce, reuse,
sonja snyder, campaign Director lots of fresh air and exercise; it’s often faster than driving; recycle and rethink. In Phase 2, we’ll develop the entire
carolyn stein, education Director (interim) and I never have to search for convenient parking. Biking back half of the site, significantly increasing our capac-
Dale stepp, warehouse
John Tyler, warehouse makes for a more relaxed transition between home and ity. We have a big task ahead of us, but as we’ve already
sherry Tillett, cashier work and gives me time to reflect and enjoy the outdoors. proven, when many people act together, we can create the
chris walklin, warehouse assistant Manager I don’t even mind the rain that much, though we’ll see if change we wish to see.
leisha wood, education Director (interim)
I still say that by winter’s end. I’m surprised by how much – Julie Daniel
money I’m saving.
BoARd of dIRECToRS
I’m writing this letter in Shoreham, a town on the
evelyn anderton, Past President
south coast of England where I spent much of my “Only I can change my life.
carla orcutt, secretary childhood. The effects of climate change are very obvious
noreen franz-Hovis here. I can see snowy egrets and palm trees from my No one can do it for me.”
chris Halaska, Ph.D. mother’s windows, species I never saw as a child. Both
ian Hill Carol Burnett
carole Knapel have gradually moved their range north from Spain,
colin lamb, Board scholar
Ken Maddox, President
gail newton, Treasurer
New faces on the fall General fund donors
Bob and Barbara edmunds
april snell, Vice President
BRING Board l
lost Valley educational center
We’re delighted to welcome Eli Volem and Colin Lamb Diana Zelaya and Mark Mann
Design by cindy Parks to BRING’s board of directors. Eli grew up in Eugene, fall In-Kind donors
Printed on 40% post consumer paper, low/no Voc soy inks.
earning a BA in International Studies and an MBA Consulting
emphasizing entrepreneurship and sustainable business scott Pope, sustainable
from the University of wealth Management
Bill Bradbury/Climate Change Event
Oregon. He works as a
Services Provided by Green Building Consultant
eye Beam event services
first christian church
BRING Recycling with Earth Advantage, Inc., Capstone Project
helping residential home annah James
REuSE of BuIldING MATERIAlS: builders construct and mar- springfield High school
The Bring warehouse, located at 4446 franklin Blvd. water Brothers construction
in glenwood, sells used building materials, bicycles, ket more energy efficient, Gallery Postcard
lawnmowers, canning jars, windows, doors, sinks, plumbing sustainable homes. Eli’s shelton-Turnbull Printers
fixtures and much, much more. We offer disposal of involvement with BRING Vrijmoet Design
unwanted—yet still reusable—material from remodels,
construction projects, garage clean outs, etc. goes back to his student
days when he served as
Bring provides workshops, activities and presentations
an intern to director Julie
Daniel. We’ll be putting
ArtChics “do the
to groups of all ages throughout the county. each year, the
education program reaches well over 15,000 individuals with
the reduce, reuse, recycle message.
his business and eco savvy to good use on the board. Colin
comes to us via the University of Oregon’s Non Profit
write Thing” Again!
Management Scholar on Board program, which gives The ArtChics, a group of 10 women artists, donated
dECoNSTRuCTIoN: students earning the non profit management certificate an their time and talent to create another successful fund-
Bring is fully licensed and bonded to assist with
the removal of unwanted structures. from carports to opportunity to work raiser for BRING, with the fourth annual “Do the Write
commercial buildings, deconstruction retains highest with a community Thing” card and art sale, held on November 7-8. Proceeds
reusable value, reduces pollution and conserves energy and non profit as a board go toward building the Planet Improvement Center.
natural resources for our community. Our heartfelt thanks to all the ‘Chics:
intern. Colin is new
RECyClING, CollECTIoN ANd PRoCESSING: to Eugene, having Dena Amend
Bring is contracted to process materials collected at the moved here from Mija Andrade
lane county central receiving station. we coordinate Colorado where he Georgeanne Cooper
special recycling and waste reduction events such as
compost bin sales. our staff work to develop new recycling
worked in the wine Deborah Dailey
programs for new materials. industry. He’s doing Keiko Hirono
his Masters in Public Mari Livie
INfoRMATIoN: Administration at
Bring maintains a video and print library of recycling Mary Beth Llorens
information and trade journals. we are happy to answer
the University of Charissa Black McKay
questions and assist with research. Used News is a quarterly Oregon, focusing on environmental and renewable energy Tylar Merrill
newsletter published by Bring recycling, a nonprofit policy and is also interning at the University’s Institute of Linda Sherman
organization serving lane county since 1971. Sustainable Development. Welcome Eli and Colin! Linda Williamson
BRING RECyClING IS A MEMBER of
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Capital Campaign update
Planet Improvement Center
RAISED TO DATE: $1,960,000
WHAT: The Planet improvement center is Bring’s
new home in glenwood, blending reuse sales
with hands-on education and demonstrations of
sustainable building practices.
WHERE: 4446 franklin Blvd. in glenwood.
Architect: TBg architects and Planners
Civil Engineer: Balzhiser and Hubbard
Structural Engineer: Hohbach-lewin
Landscape Architect: Phase 1, Kate Mcgee;
Phase 2, carol schirmer/schirmer
PHASE 2 GOAL: $1.9 million
Help Complete the Vision:
Phase 2 increases our capacity to process
materials and reduce waste by making full use of
our new facility. Here’s how you can help:
1) Make a donation or pledge using the Completing the Vision
2) Donate online at www.bringrecycling.org and In Phase 2 (left of dotted line), we’ll develop the back half of the site, adding a
click on “contribute.”
3) Donate by phone at 746-3023. second sales pavilion, maintenance shop, materials processing shop, bioswale
4) Make payments by electronic and paving. Demonstration gardens, interpretive signs, and artwork
for more information call 746-3023. will complete the transformation.
Thank you for Helping us Build the Planet Improvement Center!
Donors contributing through December 5, 2008
RETHINKERS ($250,000+) Pacific continental Bank John lawless and lori Macedone Jan wulling Holly and J. norton cabell linda eaton
gray family fund of the oregon Rex Foundation nena lovinger and robert emmons anonymous (6) frank calciano Karin edla
community foundation sanipac lunar logic, inc. andrea callahan Barbara edmonds
in Memory of
REFORMERS ($100,000+) siuslaw financial group Ken and George Maddox cameron Mccarthy gilbert Bob and Barbara edmunds
nancy Mccroskey Hayward
lane county Board of commissioners springfield creamery Deb and Joe Mailander and scheibe landscape architects llP David edrington and B.K. robinson
ruth Miller and Dick Hayward
Meyer Memorial Trust rose e. Tucker charitable Trust Kate Mcgee robert canaga sharon edwards
Mary Hayward Jensen
M. J. Murdock charitable Trust Tykeson family charitable Trust greg Mclauchlan and linda fuller gaylene carpenter Debra ehrman
Marion sweeney, Kate and cama laue Umpqua Bank gretchen Miller and sarah Hendrickson, george and fanny carroll Kaethlyn and Jerry elliott
carey and Denny Mcnally
U.s. Bank in honor of Margaret J. and Paul a. Miller Terry and anne carter gene and Barbara emge
RESTORERS ($50,000+) and Tricia Hayward
Vik construction Patricia Moore lisa cassidy anita engiles
Tom and Kris Bowerman fund woodard family foundation Michael Mooser RECYCLERS (up to $999) robert and rose Marie cassidy audrey erickson
of the oregon community foundation Paul nicholson and Virginia lo, in honor Dave ackerman Kenar charkoudian Essex General Construction, Inc.
collins foundation REUSERS ($1,000+)
of auntie yang and the yang family richard ahrens Pete chism Diane etzwiler and rob Thallon
edwards Mother earth foundation Tom agamenoni
laura niles and robert Benedict David allaway Bill cirino nancy eyster
Jerry’s Home improvement center gil and laura avery
Deborah noble american concrete cutting robert and annabel clark fawn creek glass
The Kresge foundation chuck Bader and lois safdie
John norrena frank and Dorothy anderson george and Brenda clarke gary and Deanna feldman
spirit Mountain community fund steven Baker
Mary and Bob o’Brien cheryl anson nancy and scott clarke Joseph fenech
Don and Dolly woolley Ted and Marie Baker
o’callaghan family foundation aqua serene nicole, Kevin and Kari clarke Doug and Trisha ferguson
ruth and John Bascom
carla orcutt sue archbald Michael cockram ferguson enterprises
RENEWERS ($25,000+) Thomas H. and sarah K. Bascom fund
oregon community foundation ame arden adam cole Margot fetz
Beverage recyclers of oregon: of the oregon community foundation
oregon country fair Jill Bagalso stanton and Joan cook Julie fischer
columbia Distributing co. rudy Berg
organically grown co. chuck and gwen Bailey James coons and Mary nuwer Jane and latham flanagan
Mt. Hood Beverage co. ross Bondurant
Penny Palmer and Jan Becker roger Bailey frances cooper arlys flattum
Pepsi cola Bottling co. of eugene roberta and Tim Boyden
cynthia Pappas and george grier Jeff Baldwin Terry and lynne copperman flavio and gary’s Quiznos sub
Premier Distributing inc. Doug Brown and annie fulkerson
Paul’s Bicycle way of life roanne Bank gary cornelius forrest Paint
western Beverage co. The Burgdorfer family
Pfs Med Tom and Patti Barkin elaine Twigg cornett and Zane cornett rachel foster
Michael and Katherine coughlin Burley Design cooperative
Jack and Janis Piper M. B. Barlow Deborah coulthard, linda frederick
UsDa forest service Dave castillo
susan Polchert and stephen Mcgirr Beverly Barr in honor of lorraine Boose Don french
weyerhaeuser company foundation robert castleberry and Joyce Thomas
Presentation Design group Jeanne and Kenny Barr sally cowan Karen french
liz and neil cawood
REBUILDERS ($10,000+) floyd and suzi Prozanski Barbara Bateman Mary and Brian Cox susan levine friedman
Timothy and Joan conley
evelyn anderton and Janet anderson r.w. family fund of Jan Beardsley Martie crist Janette friel
Joan and Marvin cypress
fred and sandra austin, in honor of the oregon community foundation friends of Jon Belcher and Peggy whelan Alex and Diana Cuyler earl and sally fullerton
Dr. roberta Boyden rainbow Valley Design & construction larry and Peggy Bellinger Dandy Printing David and Duane funk
Bill and Julianne Deskin
Philip and florence Barnhart fund James and ginevra ralph Max and Vicki Beninga laoni Davis steve gab and Hillery Kyablue
Dex Media East, LLC
of the oregon community foundation anna raphaelidis Dr. M. Jeanine Bennett lydia Deane richard and Judith gabriel
sherri and Keith Dow
chambers family foundation Peter reppe and ann Kneeland Margaret Keyes Bennett Marie Deatherage nancy gallagher and Kathleen smith
coquille Tribal community fund Rexius Peter and Dorothy Bergquist linda Decaccia gordon gallic
eugene water and electric Board John reynolds Bergsund Delaney architects colleen Dechiara Paul garrick and lyn gilman-garrick
Don and laurel fisher
ann cahill fidanque lance and sarah robertson Bgleason Design and illustrations Peter Defazio and Myrnie Daut Jerry and carol garringer
Jack gray and Mary Jo wade Dan robinson Tony Biglan and georgia layton Barbara Dellenback and David ouellette Judy gault
charles and Deborah larson royal refuse Jeff and Jana Black robert Despain sara geddes
funk/levis and associates
libertyBank Ken sandusky enga Bloom alain Despatie Heidi gerson
gale roberts company
gail newton satre and associates caroline Boekelheide steven and elizabeth Deutsch craig gibons
randy and suzanne garitty
northwest Door and sash roger schaljo and Janise augur shawn and Melva Boles David DeVore liz gimenez and russ Bowman
oregon watershed enhancement Board aaron shonk John and Betsy Borchardt Barbara Dewey nancy golden
Mary globus and gary Harris
The roberts foundation Marty w. and Mary lou smith Bob and Merle Bottge abigail Deyoung, rohan Theiss and sue goldish
Jim and Barbara sly sonja and Bill snyder Deb Brewer, in memory of Joan saries laura Theiss in honor of Julie Daniel Hannah and Dan goldrich
sustainable wealth Management Bobbye sorrels Beth Bridges alan Dickman Bill goldsmith and Pearl wolfe
TBg architects and Planners inc. sperling foundation richard and sally Briggs Wendy Dixson cheryl good
in honor of chris Halaska
cary Thompson and Joan Kleban Molly and Jonathan stafford william a. Brigham construction annie Dochnahl Barbara graham
anonymous states industries James l. Brock Kathie Dolan Kitson and Peter graham,
nancy Hamren in honor of
staton companies ruby Brockett Kathrine Domingo as a gift to lana lindstrom
REDUCERS ($5,000+) Bring workers and board
Mike sullivan Brookrod christine Donahue Jeff and Julie greenwald
Mabel armstrong James P. and e. nadine Harrang
sumo sushi Brown contracting, inc. Maggie Donahue Pete gribskov and laurie
artchics rosaria Haugland
Think electric Bonnie Brown David Donielson and Heather Henderson swanson gribskov
Balzhiser and Hubbard engineers John Hire
Tyree oil, inc. richard Brown in honor of Bob Doppelt and Peg Bloom Melinda grier and Jerry lidz
Mel Bankoff and Meg Blanchet Hohbach-lewin, inc.
rick Varnum and Denise Jessup Deb Mailander laurie Doscher sarah grimm and Brian fuller
robin and roger Best noreen franz-Hovis and scott Hovis
Peter and Josephine von Hippel rosalie Brown Jim and Dottie Dougher, Margaret guitteau
lew Bowers and susan fries Jane and David Huntington
annie Vrijmoet Terri Brown in memory of alice soderwall annette gurdjian and Dennis clay,
Bill and lynn Buskirk Jerry Joffe and Pat Broderick
Todd walcott warren and grete Brown Down to earth in honor of antranik gurdjian
Doug clark and shelley winship art and anita Johnson
wells fargo Bank Dan and Judy Bryant Marlene Drescher Habitats, inc.
audrey garrett and craig seidman John and sherold Kaib
James and sally weston Julie Bryant and Bill roach claire and ort Dross Hannelore Hagen
Hamilton construction company Karyn Kaplan
Pam whyte and ron saylor Builders electric Jimi Duke
lora and Martin Kelley family foundation alice Kaseberg and rob Bowie
Kathi wiederhold and Kent Howe Mary Mccauley Burrows Barbara Dumesnil
Bill Klupenger Morris P. Kielty general contractor, inc.
Betsy wolfston Diana Bus larry and sandie Dunlap
chris Meeker and erika leaf nowell King and erik fisher
lane county cultural coalition
susan wolling william Byrd earth Day artists Continued on page 4
Monaco coach corp.
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legislative updates: It’s the law, Baby!
l Rain Cycle
Is biking in the rain this winter feeling a bit
E-waste Mandate daunting? Here are a few tips to keep you dry.
Beginning January 1, 2009 Oregon will join 10 other states when our very own e-waste
n Fenders, Fenders, Fenders! Full-size fend-
law takes effect. Oregon E-Cycles is a statewide program, financed by manufacturers, that
ers front and back will keep your legs and rear
provides responsible recycling of unwanted computers, monitors and televisions. That means
mud-free and considerably drier.
that individuals, small businesses, households and non-
profits can recycle seven or fewer items at a time for no n Raingear! There are a lot of options avail-
charge at participating collection sites. That’s great news. able to you, and they range from very cheap to
Old electronics are piling up at an alarming rate and very expensive. If you are not sure yet about
Oregonians have millions of pounds of computer moni- your dedication to riding in the rain, do not go
tors and televisions stored in their homes and garages. out and spend a bunch of money. With good
With no-cost recycling available, the valuable materials fenders, your regular rain coat and a pair of
contained in electronics such as copper, gold and rain pants will keep you dry. As you develop
aluminum can be recovered, lessening the need for the a hankering for wet-weather riding, you may
extraction of new materials. Recycling also keeps the want to invest in more breathable rain-gear so
toxic substances found in electronics such as lead, cadmium, and mercury out of our land- that the downpour doesn’t occur both inside
fills and incinerators. Stricter controls will also take effect on January 1, 2010 when the and outside your clothes. Ponchos are a good and inexpensive choice for breathability,
disposal of unwanted electronics in landfills will be prohibited in the state. while expensive Gore-Tex will be warmer. Gaiters (leg and foot coverings), while not
cheap, can be indispensable in preventing saturated shoes and shins.
For more information on e-cycling n Slow down! Braking takes longer in the rain, and the safest way not to misjudge how
DEQ’s Oregon E-Cycles Web site is your best source for information, including collec- quickly you can stop, and retain your ability to respond to possible accident scenarios,
tion sites, fact sheets, the full text of Oregon’s Electronics Recycling Law, and a sign-up for is to ride slower. This will also help you to maintain a lower body temperature and
periodic e-mails about the program: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/index.htm. keep you from sweating underneath all that rain gear.
In Lane County, televisions, computers, monitors and laptops will be collected at the
n Avoid puddles and wet leaves. Puddles can hide all sorts of ills and are often deeper
following transfer sites: Glenwood, Vida, Veneta, Florence, and Cottage Grove. These
than they appear, while leaves are slippery and treacherous.
items and more are also collected at Next Step Recycling, located at 2101 W. 10th in
Eugene. For more information about hours and services, visit www.nextsteprecycling.org. n Goggles or helmets with visors really improve visibility, and if you find yourself strug-
gling to see with rain drops in your eyes, this is a simple solution.
Bottle Bill n Visibility!! Just as it is harder for you to see in the rain, it is harder for drivers too.
The Oregon Bottle Bill of 1971 was the first container deposit legislation adopted in Make it easier and safer by having proper bike lights, wearing a bright colored safety
the United States. The Bill required that all carbonated beverage containers be returnable vest and adhering reflective tape to backpacks and carriers.
in Oregon with a minimum refund fee. This year the landmark legislation will add water
The most important thing to remember is that, like walking and driving, biking in the
bottles to the deposit law.
rain is different than in dry weather and carries with it different hazards and joys. Give
Currently, only 32% of water bottles are recycled in the state. In 2005, Oregonians
yourself time to learn these cautiously and slowly, taking extra time with your commute
threw a whopping 125 million water bottles into the trash. Adding water bottles to the
and doing a few “practice runs” when you don’t actually need to be anywhere. That way
refund program will encourage recycling, help conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas
you will be able to proceed safely and confidently. Enjoy!
emissions and reduce solid waste and littering.
Capital Campaign donors continued…
eldon Haines and linda rose, Karen and Jeff Kline Jeffrey and Marcia Mitchell Donna riddle Barry smith David west
in honor of Jan Dymond Kirk Kneeland and linda ague Johanna Mitchell Mike riley Hazel smith edmund weston
Michal Haller stana Knez nadine Mitchell ernest and Jane rimerman KJ smith assoc. Marketing Peggy whelan
rob Handy renae and Don Knight richard Mitchell and Denice goodheart Paula rini Timothy smith and Kenton Kullby izzy whetsine
l aurel K. Hanley Carolyn Knox and John Bergland sheldon Mittleman, rising Moon organics solarc architecture & engineering nancy whitfield
Philip Hanna Jim Kocher in memory of ethel Mittleman eliza roaring springs, solonsky Trust Victoria a . whitman
william and Martha Harris george and c ynthia Kokis, David Monk in honor of the marriage of Michael and carman souther Kurt Willcox
Holly Hartmann as a gift to Kallee Davisson Pamela and rick Moon annie Dochnahl and roger Bailey Marta spangler John and Hannah wilson
Barbara Hasbrouck esther Konop carolyn Moran Martha roberts Jack spaulding sue wineland and charles spencer
allison Hassler and John Bennington ed and Barbara Kousky John Moriarty and Kit Kirkpatrick Larry Robidoux and Thelma Soderquist Jeri stark infree-a
robin and Mark winfree-andrew
Patricia Hathaway Barbara and stanley Kull Judy Moseley Dan and Kay robinhold Jim and nancy stark Jeff and nancy wing
ralph Hatleberg frank and Mary l acy Mary and rick Mowday Janet robyns and george Jones Jeremy starr Bob winship and Mary gorjance
louise Hayes gordon l afer eleanor Mulder Jo rodgers and Ted Purdy lynn stearney and Jonathan Jost David wollner
indra and stanley Hayworth sabin l amson and Bev Holman Jane Murphy Bill and Mary ann rodgers l aura and rich stevenson Kenneth and Mary wong
Heartwood carving inc l ane Transit District Jean Murphy Thomas and linda roe carol stineman and greg Howarth warren wong
george Hecht commuter solutions Karen Murphy and charles Tebbutt Julie rogers, traub-s
Jane straub- stanley connie and Harry wonham
Kathryn Heerema Harold and adrienne l annom Brad and sally Myers in memory of connie Brown Hugh stump Marianne wood
sloan Heermance Dianna l arsen James nakadate M.n. rogers
M.n Kathleen sullivan ronald J. wood
richard Heil and Kay gidley richard l arson and Barbara cowan Jean names, in honor of annie Vrijmoet anna lyons roost Donna and norman sundberg Danburg-w
Mark Danburg-wyld and Jennifer wyld
shirley Henderson gaelen l aue Michele neal and Bill ekstrand l a rosa susan supriano Maggie yokum
Patricia Henry- schneider Tim l aue Mary newell ft-r
nancy oft- rose and Michael r . rose Merrily and l arry sutton nancy young
James and elizabeth Hilgendorf linda lee Barbara newman Janet rosencrantz, in honor of in honor of nathaniel grier Diana Zelaya and Mark Mann
Jude and Jerome Hobbs roger and Pamela leonard nancy nichols John and allison Bennington swanson Bros lumber company alan Zelenka and susie smith
Kelly Hoell, in honor of: Dawn lesley Tette nordfeldt and Joe Valasek Tony rosta and ilona Koleszar s ynthetech lee Zwagerman
Mr. and Mrs. frank H. Hoell, Jr. levi strauss foundation randy nowell Tony rosta, in honor of Joe and Betty John Tamulonis anonymous, in honor of the marriage of
Dick and amelie Hoell anne Marie levis David o’Brien ann rosta, pioneer recyclers Jean and wayne Tate Peter reppe and ann Kneeland
David Holland christine lewandowski Teressa o’caer John rowell and sheri Pyron Mary Taylor anonymous gift to past
John Hoops linda lewis and Marty Kaufman, Timothy o’Dell and sonja Jensen Dick and Jeanne roy nathaniel Teich, Deadwood residents
Zoia Horn and Dean galloway in honor of Joy gall Karen olch rganics/c
royal Blue organics/café Mam in honor of lt. cmdr. Benjamin Teich anonymous (75+)
robert Horner and Polly ashworth cary and gretchen lieberman chris orsinger and Becky smith, cathy russell and Mel Mann Patricia Thomas and russ Mecredy
in Honor of roger schaljo
Judi Horstmann and Howard Bonnett rob lilley and sarah Brendler in honor of annie Vrijmoet robert s. russell ron Thomas
and Janise augur
David and Donna Hosfield nathan linquist rowland orum Joe and Jeri russin Paulette Thompson
Kess and Barbara Hottle living Tree Paper oveissi and co. reynold r ydberg sue Thompson
Housing guide Mci
Michelle lodjic and Kelly Mciver elizabeth Pace sacred Heart Medical center Dietitians elizabeth Thorin
eileen and Bruce o’neil
sara Hubbe, frank and Donna long Palmer Parker ralph saltus Mark Thornton
ginny and warner Peticolas
in memory of gery Hubbe David loveall Photography alice Parman ann samsell Peter and l aura Thurston
Julie Huff lynne c. lucas caroline Passerotti Paul sassone irrigation services Virna Tintiangco
robert Huffman and Mary Miller David luebke and yoshiko shioya carole Patterson saturday Market ellen Todras and Mark niedelman in Memory of Barbara walton
Vicki Huffman renate Mackenzie ruth anne Paul Jeffrey savage Trudy Toliver carolyn and frear Hawkins
geoff and Therese Hughes eggert Madsen construction edgar Peara, Norma Sax and Dick Stewart nancy Toth and J. shiao Mary anne McMurren and Jeff sprague
richard Hughes and l ana lindstrom greg Manning in honor of Michael Mattick V. scarpaci Devon Trottier and Perry Burdon Virginia Visser
Julie Hulme Judith Manning edgar Peara, Margo schaefer, in honor of ann Tryk
in Memory of Zachary Zakon
greg Humphrey Dic
Jessie Marquez and Donald Dichiara as a gift to Joyce salisbury Bring
Julie Daniel and the women of Bring Marjorie Tull
Joseph and Jo anne Hynes Mca
Joanne Mcadam nir Pearlson architect, inc. Matthias schaefer Dee and Dave Tvedt
Julie aspinwall- l amberts and
Howard ingber construction Mca
Penny Mcavoy Karen Perkins and David simone nancy schafer ellen Tykeson
Marie Jackson carol McBrian Pam Perryman B Joann scheck David Ulrich
Big green events
Jonas Jackson-Moses Mcc
l aurie Mcclain Ken and Kathy Persinger, Jane scheidecker and Duane Partaine Ulum group
Brett Jacobs Mcc
Patricia Mccourt in honor of lucile corrigan Jane scheidecker, Uponor wirsbo co.
sue Jakabosky Mcg
Keith Mcgillivary neil and linda Peterson in honor of Mel Bankoff Barb wolfston Urrutia
richard and casy cann- figel
connie Jaqua Mcg
John and ardyth Mcgrath galen and charlene Phipps Meg schellenger clair Van Bloem
Kurt and Jacque corey
Patricia Jaqua Jill and gary McKenney anita Pierce and Hilary fisher naomi, areyna and skyler schmidt Brunt/w
Van Brunt/ west Design
l aurie cracraft
frederick Jasmer craig and Marilyn McKern David and Kitty Piercy schnitzer steel Donald and carol Van Houten
Don Jefferis Mcl
linsey, Jesse and Michael Mclennan sandy Poinsett chris and Judith schoap John Van l andingham
V. K. Jensen Mary anne McMurren and Jeff sprague Julia Pommert and iain Johnson ford schumann and Martha walters
Pamela Joffe in honor of: scott Pope and Diane greenwood sara and alan schwake, in honor chris Veloon and Ken Johnson
John Deere l andscapes Judy clark, Jill Hoggard green, Porter construction of grandchildren Madison and shane cathy Verret,
arthur and anita Jones colleen o’connell, sandy scheetz, nicolas Porter D.c
rick schwartz, D.c. Product awareness consulting
christopher Jones and Julie Polhemus Barry sternberg, Katie Vendrasco, sharon and Michael Posner celia scott l awrence and lucy Vinis
Martin Jones and gayle l andt Meredith Burch, Julie chen, gary and Jane Powell ellen scott eli and Jennifer Volem
Teri and Bob Jones ellen McKinney, nancy Jennifer Pratt and Michael wetter Heather scott John Volmert and fern eng
Kayla and stephen Kairis and Jerry Hamren Hugh and sue Prichard leslie scott lisa von der Heydt and Mark schoening
fred and elizabeth Masarie
Marilyn and Dave Kalstad Kristina Measells sara Pritt sheila seitz Jeanne wales
steven and Donna Mast
Dean Kaufman and Jane stewart ann Marie Mehlum Private Property Utility locating Tomoko sekiguchi george and Paula walker
roy and Patty Keene David and elizabeth Meredith Professional service industries, inc. Brian and Marcia seymour charlie and cathy ward
David Kelly Jan Meredith Progressive investment Management emily shack Terri warpinski
Joan Kelly steven Merwin and amy Pincus Qsl Print communications suzanne and Ted shannon chris watchie
neil Kelly company Judy and Bob Mieger, raaT enterprises
raaT Patty shemkus, water Brothers construction, inc.
Jeanette Kessler and andy Burke in honor of Julie rogers rainbow optics as a gift to chris Veloon Jack and Pam watson
Bing and nancy Kibbey elizabeth Miglioretto stephen ramey Dwan shepard robin weil
Donald and Jane King scott and Jean Miksch rapid refill liam and Jennifer sherlock Merle weiner,
Jan and ray Kinney Jody s. Miller and Kip leonard recrafter Volunteers shlesinger and deVilleneuve attorneys in the name of ann Kneeland
l aura Zaerr
Matthew Kirk, in honor of scott wolfe Pamela Miller and Dan Mulholland claire ribaud Monica Shovlin and Chris Baxley richie weinman and linda s. garber
eunice Kjaer, susan Miller cindy rice John and Dene sihler Michael weinstein and Donna scurlock,
in honor of the Davis family sally J. Mills Jackie rice luther skeels in honor of luke and Kelsey
george and eunice Kjaer charles and Dian Missar Kathy rice nancy slagle Brad and Marjorie welch
John Kline steve Mital william and shirley richards Paul and roz slovic randall and Deborah wells
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Reuse and Recycling in lane County KEy
$ fees may apply. call for information.
save money! save resources! How? By taking advantage of save you $1 on garbage fees when you bring at least 10
illegal to throw away as garbage.
all the opportunities to reuse and recycle in lane county. lbs. of separated recyclables. curbside haulers usually offer
a lot of stuff can be taken to one of the 16 county Transfer discounts for recycling, too. GLENWOOD = glenwood central
sites (see map below). Most recycling is not just free, it can Remember: reusing is even better than recycling. receiving station (see map below).
SOME/ALL indicates that some or
all county Transfer and recycling
PAPER PRoduCTS ElECTRoNICS ANd APPlIANCES $ Styrofoam™ (Block foam) $ sites accept this item, always at the
It is illegal to throw away household appliances as garbage under NextStep Recycling, 686-2366; or contact your local
Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags ALL
discretion of staff. call the county at
Flatten; only 3-ply; no waxed, no food contamination. UPs store — free.
682-4120 or BRING Recycling at
Air Conditioners $ ALL Tyvek Envelopes
Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap ALL
St. Vincent de Paul, 687-5820
746-3023 for details.
Recyclable (if non-metallic) or reusable: Tyvek Recycling Hotline, 1-866-338-9835
MECCA, 302-1810 CDs, Floppy Disks, and Cases GLENWOOD Bring’s business office (call first), 746-3023 THRIFT STORES include goodwill
NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 “Other” (rigid plastic mix, e.g., lawn chairs, buckets, (345-1801), The Salvation Army
High-Grade Office Pack SOME
Computer/copy machine paper, fax paper, envelopes, light-colored Cell Phones and PDAs GLENWOOD rubbermaid® containers, play structures, toys, etc.) (343-3341), and st. Vincent de Paul
office and school paper, etc.; staples, windows, adhesives OK. NextStep Recycling, 686-2366; County Electronic weyerhaeuser recycling, 744-4119 (345-0595).
Recycling, 682-3111; drop boxes at REI, UO
Low-Grade Mixed Paper ALL Bookstore, asUo office, Uo Telecom office, and HIGHLIGHTED items are generally
Magazines, junk mail, catalogs, egg cartons, gift wrap, cereal and Kennedy Middle school. GlASS recyclable curbside—call your hauler
6-pack boxes, etc.
Christmas Lights Bottles, Jars and Jugs ALL for details.
Junk Mail ALL NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 For recycling: rinse clean, remove lids. Labels OK.
Recyclable curbside; remove any samples. Prevent it—call For reuse: BRING, 746-3023 (only canning jars, vases, antiques);
BRING, 746-3023. Computers and Peripherals GLENWOOD The Glass Station, 342-1701 (jars, with or without lids)
NextStep Recycling, 686-2366; County Electronic Pesticide Containers (empty)
Milk, Soy and Juice Cartons ALL Recycling, 682-3111 Vases, Drinking Glasses Try oregon agriculture assoc., 1-503-370-7024
Rinse and let air-dry; remove plastic parts/straws. for reuse: Bring, 746-3023; Thrift stores (see KEY
Dishwashers, Clothes Washers and Dryers $ ALL Prescription Drugs
above). Unless clearly stated otherwise, these should not be flushed down
Newsprint ALL If motor is removed, both the appliance and motor can go in Scrap
Loose or place in brown paper bag. Metal for free. Windows and Window Glass the toilet.
The Mission, 344-3251 Schnitzer Steel, 686-0515 for reuse: call Bring for details, 746-3023 call your pharmacy or white Bird clinic
St. Vincent de Paul, 687-5820 for recycling: JnB Transport accepts commercial (342-1295) to see if they can use them.
Phone Books ALL
quantities of window glass. call Bob or Kirk Sharps (medical needles, scalpels, etc.) ALL
Cancel the ones you do not use. Ask your hauler if recyclable Hot Water Heaters ALL
at 689-0726 Place in a red, rigid container with a screw-top lid
curbside. Recycle as scrap metal at County Transfer Sites,
682-4120. Shower Doors (like a detergent bottle).
Shredded (not cross-cut) ALL Schnitzer Steel, 686-0515 call Bring for details, 746-3023
Curbside O.K. Place in paper bag, staple once and label
“shredded paper” Microwave Ovens ALL HouSEHold ITEMS ANd “SofT GoodS”
commercial quantities: international Paper, 744-4100 NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 wood ANd yARd-RElATEd Books GLENWOOD
Cascade Microwave, 686-2482 Textbooks, hard/paperback, computer manuals; NOT wet or moldy.
Tyvek (see Plastic) Brush, Yard Debris $ SOME
Phones and Phone Equipment GLENWOOD Grass, leaves, weeds, branches 20” diameter and less; St. Vincent de Paul, 345-0595; Weyerhaeuser Recycling, 744-4100
Magazines ALL NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 compost/mulch at home. Furniture GLENWOOD
Remove plastic packaging to recycle; County Electronic Recycling, 682-3111 Lane Forest Products, 345-9085; Rexius Forest For recycling, must be 100% wood and hardware no bigger
donate to social service agency waiting rooms.
Printer, Inkjet, Fax and Other Cartridges Products, 342-1835 than a thumb. For reusable non-upholstered furniture, call
st. Vincent de Paul, 345-0595
NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 Grass Clippings and Leaves SOME BRING, 746-3023.
rapid refill, 334-4465; cartridge city, 302-1444 (see Brush, Yard Debris)
METAlS Carpet THRIFT STORES
Refrigerators and Freezers $ ALL Pallets Thrift stores ONLY if new and stain-free. If older and/or stained, use
Aluminum (cans, foil, trays) ALL St. Vincent de Paul, 687-5820 to smother weeds, protect garage floor, soundproof rooms, or list
Rinse clean of any food/contamination. Pacific Pallet, 688-2887; Eugene Pallet Services,
Small Appliances (toasters, irons, blenders) 485-0549 in “freebie” postings.
Tin Cans ALL NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 Candles, Wax, and Crayons
Rinse clean of any food/contamination. Labels and lids OK. Wood, Dimensional Lumber and Plywood,
Televisions GLENWOOD Reusable GLENWOOD Goodwill Industries, 345-1801; MECCA, 302-1810
Aerosol Spray Cans ALL NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 Dimensional lumber 4’ or longer. Plywood sheets, nails OK. Clothing GLENWOOD, THRIFT STORES
If EMPTY, recycle in County scrap metal bin—remove caps, do not County Electronic Recycling, 682-3111 Bring warehouse, 746-3023
flatten or puncture. Ceiling Tiles
Stereos, Radios, etc. GLENWOOD Wood, Not Reusable (some restrictions apply) $ Armstrong World Industries, 1-888-CEILING
If NOT empty, take to County Hazardous Waste, by
NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 SOME
appointment, 682-3111 Luggage, backpacks, totes (used)
County Electronic Recycling, 682-3111 Rotten wood, pegboard; NO railroad ties.
Scrap (70% or more metal) ALL aaa offices in eugene or gateway Mall will donate
Stoves $ ALL Rexius Forest Products, 342-1835; no railroad ties or
Barrels, toasters, bed frames, bikes, etc.; these to a foster care program, 484-0661 or
pressure treated wood. lead-free painted wood oK. 741-8200
containers must be visibly punctured from all sides. VCRs and DVD Players GLENWOOD Lane Forest Products, 345-9085; no railroad ties,
Schnitzer Steel, 686-0515 NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 pressure treated and painted oK. Mattresses and Box Springs $ GLENWOOD
county electronic recycling, 682-3111 Only if clean and dry.
Propane Tanks $ ALL
st. Vincent de Paul, 345-0595 Video Cassette Tapes and Cases GLENWOOD st. Vincent de Paul, 345-0595
CHEMICAlS ANd HAZARdouS wASTE
NextStep Recycling, 686-2366 Common household hazardous waste is taken free of charge by Shoes (all brands) THRIFT STORES
Hot Water Heaters ALL
See Electronics and Appliances. Lane County Hazardous Waste. Call 682-3111 to make (athletic shoes only) recycle at niKe store, 342-5155
PlASTIC an appointment. Tile, Broken
VEHIClE–RElATEd Bottles, Tubs, and Jars ALL Batteries ALL MECCA, 302-1810
Rinse, discard lids, no #6 plastic (#6 = most takeout containers Most batteries (car, watch, rechargeable, NiCad, mercury, lithium,
Antifreeze, Oil Filters ALL Tile, Reusable GLENWOOD
and foam). lead-acid) free to recycle.
Highly toxic but free to recycle at all county sites! Bring warehouse, 746-3023
Plastic Bags SOME Alkaline batteries less than 10 years old are considered safe in
Auto Batteries ALL Clean and dry only (includes dry cleaner bags, shrink wrap; NO the garbage.
Illegal to throw away as garbage under Oregon law. oTHER
ziplock or bubble wrap) Fire Extinguishers (any size) $ Asphalt and Concrete $ GLENWOOD
Battery X-Change, 689-9134 weyerhaeuser recycling, 744-4100 national firefighter, 1574 w. 6th, eugene, Lane County Disposal Sites, 682-4119
Motorcycles (wrecked, broken, or unwanted) Plastic film, Pallet Wrap and Lumber Wrap SOME 485-3566, or by appointment at Glenwood, 682-3111. Delta Sand and Gravel, 688-2233
cyclepsycho Motorcycle recycling, 461-9279 weyerhaeuser recycling, 744-4100 Fluorescent Light Tubes and Bulbs GLENWOOD Building Materials GLENWOOD
Motor Oil ALL Six-Pack Rings SOME Most lighting and hardware stores will take those under 4 ft. long. lumber, bricks, doors, windows, cabinets, flowerpots,
Illegal to throw away as garbage under Oregon law. Recyclable as bags/film (see above) or donate to BRING’s NextStep Recycling, 686-2366; county Hazardous garage doors, hardware, plumbing, and more,
curbside recyclers accept motor oil in labeled, education program. Waste, by appointment, 682-3111 Bring warehouse, 746-3023
non-breakable containers with a screw-top lid.
Plastic Plant Pots and Trays GLENWOOD Paint GLENWOOD Hearing Aids and Eyeglasses
Tires $ ALL Remove all dirt. county Hazardous waste, by appointment, 682-3111 Key Bank, 725 a street, springfield, or oregon lions
Illegal to throw away as garbage under Oregon law. Sight and Hearing Foundation, 800-635-4667
Packing Peanuts Pesticides and Fertilizers GLENWOOD
Big B Tires, 746-4193, and many les schwab locations
Try BRING’s Materials Exchange list at Natural Wine Corks
county Hazardous waste, by appointment, 682-3111
www.bringrecycling.org. no plastic, composite, or metal closures, Bring
accepted by UPs stores and other mailing services. warehouse, 746-3023
QuESTIoNS? CoNfuSIoN? we’re your recycling hotline! you can also refer to the Brown Pages
CALL BRING AT 746-3023. in the front of your Dex phone book, or call the County at 682-4120.
lane County Transfer and Recycling Sites For information on rural disposal and recycling sites, hazardous waste and paint disposal,
or other Lane County Solid Waste Department issues and services, call 682-4119.
Sharps Creek: Cottage Grove: Low Pass:
74540 sharps creek road (946-1029) 78760 Sears Road (942-8986) 22377 Highway 36, Cheshire (998-8215)
culp creek, sat. only, S 8-6, W 9-5 Wed. thru Sat., 8-6 All year fri. and sat., S 8-6, W 9-5
Swiss Home: Creswell: Mapleton:
13711 Highway 36 (268-4841) 34293 Cloverdale Road (895-3274) 13570 Highway 126 (953-0217)
S Fri. and Sat., 8-6 Wed. thru Sat., 8-6 All year sat. only, S 8-6, W 9-5
W sat. only, 9-5 Marcola:
Florence: 38935 Shotgun Creek Road (933-2823)
Veneta: 2820 N. Rhododendron Drive (997-6243) wed. thru sat., S 8-6, W 9-5
24444 Bolton Hill road (935-1297) Mon. thru Sat., 8-6 All year
Mon. thru Sat., 8-6 All year McKenzie Bridge:
Glenwood Central Receiving Station 55805 McKenzie HWY, Blue River (822-3748)
Vida: 3100 East 17th Ave. (682-4120) S Sat., 8-6, Mon. and Thu., 1-6
44041 Canal Lane, Leaburg (896-3643) Oct.–Mar. Mon. thru Sat: 8am–6pm W sat., 9-5, Mon. and Thu., 1-5
wed. thru sat., S 8-6, W 9-5 Apr.–Sept.: Mon. thru Sat. 8am–6pm; Sun.:
Walton: 48977 Kitson Springs Road (782-3923)
18585 Transformer Road (935-5348) London: Wed. thru Sat., 8-6 All year
sat. only, S 8-6, W 9-5 73111 london road (942-0120) Rattlesnake:
Hours and Days subject to change without notice. sat. only, S 8-6, W 9-5 82572 Rattlesnake Road, Dexter (937-3403)
S = Summer hrs. May–Sept. W = Winter hrs. Oct.–April wed. thru sat., S 8-6, W 9-5
6 BRIng Recycling Used News | Winter 2009
upcoming Volunteer Projects
BRING your own Bag
Donations Fund Friends of
Master Recycler and BRING
ambassador Cris Bisch has spear- Ever try to get a roofer when it’s raining? Well,
headed a project which incorpo- there are exceptions. When Ludvig Ellingsen, a
rates her desire to raise funds for specialist in roof waterproofing, heard about BRING’s
BRING’s Planet Improvement green roof project, he jumped right in, providing
Center with her interest in reducing invaluable help on a very challenging project.
the use of disposable shopping bags. BRING’s office building is the site of a 4,000
For just “a buck a bag,” you can buy square-foot planted green roof. Any roofing job is a
a reusable bag at BRING and help challenge, but even more so when most materials are
support other Friends of BRING donated or reused and labor is mostly volunteer. And
projects. Five hundred bags were Volunteer Cris Bisch says, “No to plastic did we mention the rain?
donated by these partners: Market and Paper.” Ludvig is the kind of worker we all dream about.
of Choice, Fred Meyer, Capella Not much for talk, he gets on the job and keeps working until it’s finished. He
Market, LANEapex and Target. Office Depot on West 11th Avenue donated BRING worked many hours and weekends, cutting and laying heavy (donated) land fill liner,
logo labels, which Friends of BRING volunteers attached to each reusable bag. heat-welding seams, and training and supervising other volunteers.
Ludvig says he doesn’t plan to retire, unless his feet are in the sand with a cold beer
Tour of Recycled Homes and Gardens in his hand. Retiring, he is afraid, will slow him down. He believes that if people
would address the issues in their own backyards and give back to the organizations
Watch for the upcoming Tour of Recycled Homes and Gardens in summer 2009,
that benefit them, we could all make our community and planet a better place.
co-sponsored by Friends of BRING and the EcoBuilding Guild. Far from an ordinary
tour, this tour will focus on reuse and ecobuilding in action—providing homeowners,
builders and remodelers with countless ideas on how to save resources and reuse materi-
als creating unique, affordable and beautiful pieces.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers!
Friends of BRING
cris Bisch, clifford Bisch, Dianna Bressler, sam Burchell, rick Diggs, Joyce engles, larry
engles, Benjamin Dykstra, Michael estvold, ryan galewood, laurel georger, David gerber, amy
gurzick, ryan Hannum, John Hattenhauer, savannah Hepner, Jeannie Howell, Dan Howes,
linda Howes, seth Keeneleum, lorraine Kerwood, lois litvin, renee Mitchell, John orbeton, sue
orbeton, Hal Petersen, shawn Priest, Janet rapaport, Brian sears, Joyce Thomas, lani Timm,
Tara Velarde, Phyllis weare, Patty weller, Darien wilde, chris woody, Julia Zukerman.
Capital Campaign Transitions Students
renee Benoit Tracy freel
Josh coen, Brainstorm Matthew Koonz
ruth Miller and Dick Hayward roland wallace
FOB (Friends of BRING) are busy planning upcoming events. Ben rippe amore spindler
Artful Volunteers Pam Taylor, Unique Properties Green Roof
rachel winslow rudy Berg
Twenty years ago, a group of friends began gathering on a regular basis in Lynn chris Biwer
Pedersen’s studio to play, learn and create with clay. The weekly sessions yielded many Posse/Capstone Project ludvig ellingsen
ceramic items and provided a time and place for shared laughter and support. Although Kate Bollons Barbara shaw
the group no longer meets regularly, the friendships have endured, along with their desire Doug Brown sarah and aaron whitney/HaBiTaTs
to collaborate creatively. When one member mentioned the group to BRING Executive sue Dickman
Director Julie Daniel, a productive partnership was born. Judy evitt BRING Gallery and Postcard
The result of that partnership annie fulkerson Alex D’Souza
can now be seen at the entry- Joanie Kleban Donna Doperoy
lynn Pedersen Kate Hillers
way to BRING’s office, where
colorful glass mosaic capstones ellen siegel
finish off the low concrete wall renee stacey
leading up to the front door. The Daphne stone
artists spent the summer making Margie Templeton
the capstones with glass donated Judy Volem
by Springfield High School’s
art room and glass artist Annah
James. Water Brothers Con-
struction installed them. BooK REVIEw
Now dubbed “the Posse” “Posse” members, from left: Daphne Stone, Renee Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by nigel Dunnett and noel Kingsbury
by Daniel, the group will help Stacey, Annie Fulkerson, Judy Volem, Ellen Siegel,
Rooftop gardens and planted roofs have been used by many cultures for various advan-
curate future shows at the Judy Evitt, Kate Bollons, Sue Dickman and Elaine
tages. Planted roofs are great for the environment: they insulate our buildings, increase roof
BRING Gallery. Their goal is Pruett. Missing from the photo are Lynn Pedersen,
life, cut down on storm water drainage, increase the amount of oxygen in our air, and keep
to build community with other Joanie Kleban, Margie Templeton and Doug Brown.
heat pollution in cities down. In addition ecoroofs bring nature into our direct surroundings,
non-profit groups and schools to can provide food, and are nice to look at. They also make for interesting projects.
showcase art created with a deep environmental awareness. They are looking forward Only recently have living roofs begun to surface in modern construction. The ecoroof
to collaborating with the Young Writers Association’s Glitterary Festival and North community recognizes two types of planted roofs: Intensive (wherein a wide variety of
Eugene High School’s garden project for an Earth Day show in April plants exist and where the roof is in regular contact with people, thus requiring regular
maintenance), and Extensive (which is designed to support itself with minimal mainte-
nance and is not in regular contact with people). The focus of this book is upon Exten-
lIBRARy NEwS sive ecoroof purpose, construction method, and plant species selection.
The author is fairly fluid in style and easy to stay with. The book itself is an excellent
For this rainy Oregon winter, the BRING Resource Library presents our version of
blend of technical and practical information for anyone interested in either learning
the zealous gardener’s off-season seed catalog: books for planning. Gather ideas for an
about the subject or constructing an ecoroof themselves. Someone who knows next to
environmentally-friendly remodel from Green Remodeling and Natural Remodeling For
nothing about the subject could grasp exactly what is being put forth, while someone
the Not-so-Green House; learn the fundamentals of healthy landscaping from Sustain-
who is experienced surely will gain additional insight on this amazing topic.
able Landscape Construction; or read about solar-oriented construction from a variety of
perspectives. While you’re at it, map out next spring’s garden, complete with a home- – Christopher Biwer
made cold frame—materials and design available at BRING.
If indoor arts and crafts are your cup of tea, take a look at our selection of books and
other references that present creative ways to reuse materials that might otherwise be
discarded. Make a rag rug or a necktie wreath; build a stool from wheel rims; create a Help Reduce donation Envelope waste
planter from a piano—all courtesy of Treasures from Throwaways.
Do you hate seeing the donation envelopes inserted in UsedNews go to waste? we
Current community events and news related to sustainability continue to be an
do. return envelopes make giving easy, and without them, few people get round to
important feature of the library. Take a moment to glance at the bulletin boards to learn
mailing us those badly needed donations. inserts are an all or nothing proposition—
what’s happening in our area. There are many ways to participate in the sustainability
they have to go in every newsletter or none at all. we’d love to have unused envelopes
effort right here in Lane County! Stay active year-round with BRING and the numerous
returned to us for reuse. you can drop them at our office or at the cash register in the
other groups and individuals who are building our green community, and be a part of a
store. Don’t waste more resources mailing them to us unless you have a bunch! Thanks
renewed commitment to a healthy planet in the upcoming new year.
to thoughtful UsedNews reader and BRING donor Karen for setting the example.
– Lani Timm
BRIng Recycling Used News | Winter 2009 7
Kid’s Creativity Shines
Dear Eco-Meister, need to be warm to serve its purpose.
Like, for instance, when you are
I am writing you to settle a sleeping. It takes as much energy to
dispute that my husband and I re-heat your home as you saved when
are having over winter heating it was cooling off after you turned
efficiency. I say that it makes the thermostat down, so there is a net
more sense to leave the heat zero impact to re-heating your home
on at a steady temperature, like and hours of pure energy savings as
you snooze or work. Investing in a
Students at the smash hit conference, Hope in Action, test a water filter system they driving at a steady pace is more
thermostat with a timer is a great way
made from an assortment of used materials in BRING’s Re-use Challenge workshop. gas-efficient, but my husband to save the headache of remembering
claims that turning it off at night to turn the heat up or down, and you
Mr. Creativity in the warehouse and reheating in the morning is
most efficient. I am tired of get-
could set it to turn up a short time
before you normally rise, therefore not
Dale Stepp is BRING’s fix-it, fabricate-it and invent-it guy. You can see his creative ting up in the freezing cold and shedding an ounce of your personal
touch all over the Planet Improvement Center. The wonderful, red “BRING hand” I just know I am right! Please comfort while you save the planet.
gates next to our driveway? The shopping carts made from bike and wheelchair parts help. While we’re discussing this topic,
used by customers to there are some things I would like to
carry treasures to their Sincerely, add. Insulation is where it is at. Rub-
vehicles? The rotating Temperature Tantrum ber stripping and caulking of all the
hardware display racks drafty nooks in your home (i.e. doors,
made from old sinks? Dear Tantrum, attics, and windows) and installing
The handsome counter I am afraid to say that in the case double or even triple paned win-
by the cash register? of home heating your husband is the dows (or at least solid and insulating
All made by Dale. eco-correct one. Although we have window coverings) will reduce your
Dale puts the fun in learned that ‘slow and steady wins energy use significantly. A few simple
functional. the race’ and doesn’t burn up excess steps and you will be on your way to
If you ask Dale what energy, such as your example of driv- happy heating!
he likes best about his ing at a steady pace being the most Yours truly,
job, he’ll say he likes to fuel-efficient, there are some cases
find creative solutions. where it just doesn’t make sense to
He’s always trying to use more when you could be using
find ways to incorporate less. In the case of driving, you have Have a question for the EcoMeister?
used materials in artistic to use fuel in order to get anywhere. He’ll do his best to get back to you soon
or functional projects. You don’t have the option of pull- with an answer directly and/or through
Says Dale, “I try to see ing over and turning off your engine a future Used News. Send your ques-
the possibilities and (well, actually…) although this would tion, name (unless you prefer anonym-
turn something old into certainly be the most fuel conserva-
ity) and where you’re writing from
something with a changed life purpose.” The counter by the cash register uses curved tive measure. However, you do have
“glu lam” beams from a church, wood siding from a barn and shelves from Safeway for that option when heating your home,
to: email@example.com or 4446
example. Dale takes his work seriously. He constantly asks himself “Is this good enough because your home does not always Franklin Blvd., Eugene, OR 97403.
to be functional and safe for staff and customers to use?”
Dale designs and engineers things himself, and works with ideas furnished by others.
Paul Clark of Metanova Studios came up with a design for the bike/wheelchair carts and
TIP If hosting a potluck or dinner go with durable
David Wollner inspired the glu-lam counter.
CO S dishes. reusing is always better than one-use
We know lots of our customers are handy fabricators and inventors too. Come look at E
our constantly changing array of merchandise and let your creative juices flow! Stumped disposables. if your own collection is limited, ask your
for ideas? We have “reuse recipe” cards, invented by another creative genius, Facilities guests to bring their own place settings or check
Manager Damien Czech, with instructions on making dozens of fun and funky items. with Kelly Bell, lane county Master recycler Program
Check out the recipe box by the cash register. coordinator to reserve a free-to-borrow set of durable
As Dale says, “The more we all reuse, the better off we all will be” so be sure to let us dishes. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 682-2059.
know what fun or functional thing you’ve made from BRING materials. You can inspire
others to experience the joy, cost savings and environmental benefits of
Stop Idling! every moment you spend idling your car’s
creative reuse. engine means needlessly wasting gas, as well as rougher
wear on your vehicle. idling for more than 10 seconds wastes more gas
than is needed for startup. overall, americans idle away 2.9 billion gallons
Kudos to… of gas a year, worth around $78.2 billion.
… The university of oregon outdoor Program’s Bike loan Program, which
takes abandoned bicycles, refurbishes them with all the goodies and loans them to
student’s for one or multiple terms, along with helmets and bike maintenance educa-
tion. Thanks to this program, students are on the move in a sustainable way! For Agent of Change is
more information go to: http://outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu/
Coming to Eugene!
starting in february the center for
Kudos to… Earth Leadership in Portland is expanding it’s free six session course aimed
… The 108 members of the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge! By pledging to take one at helping participants identify and implement a sustainability initiative within
or more actions to reduce carbon emissions the participants have reduced 238,521 lbs their circle of influence.
of CO2 and saved $13,542.00! Intrigued? Want to learn more? The specific topics covered include:
Go to www.sustaineugene.com
1. Theories for cultural change; key role of the circle of influence.
2. Mindset of the agent of change; clarifying your vision.
3. Understanding your circle of influence; first steps to effect change.
“It is not the strongest of the species that 4. implementing your plan.
survives, nor the most intelligent, but the 5. inviting others; creating a core group.
6. Maintaining momentum.
one most responsive to change.” for more information go to www.earthleaders.org. advance registration is
Charles Darwin required, for registration information contact emily cain at (503) 227-2315 or
8 BRIng Recycling Used News | Winter 2009
BRING Gallery welcomes times from 3 pm - 5:45 pm on Fridays (January 9, 16,
BRIng two new managers!
and 23) and from 1 pm - 3:45 pm on Sundays (January
4,11,18, and 25). Working with materials from BRING
Recycling “Through my work at BRING
and found objects, our managers will apply their varied
arts and crafts expertise to demonstrate creative reuse.
Warehouse Gallery, I hope to make a difference
on a personal level as well as increas-
Please come join in the fun.
This is a one of a kind opportunity to show off your
ing sustainability awareness in the
creative reuse skills. You’re invited to bring in an
community. My goal is to really engage
Reusable Building people who come to view the exhib-
example of reused or recycled work for exhibition during
the month of January, and also to work in the Gallery
Materials at Bargain Prices its. I would like to see interactivity
during open studio. Look for a schedule of demos and
through thought provoking or useful
Nicole lectures on BRING Gallery’s website
pieces that help cut through any art/
Smedegaard, audience divisions. Art as a method of
donating your unwanted but usable BRING Gallery outreach can elicit a visceral response
building materials is tax deductible to
Co-Manager and I want to pursue the idea thatart “Counterpoint”
the extent allowed by law. For a full list of can be both sustainable, creative and a February 4th through March 27th
what we accept, visit us at http://www. tool for public awareness.” This show features two local artists who collect
bringrecycling.org/accept.html or call us at – Nicole Smedegaard detritus with the dual purpose of cleaning up the envi-
746-3023. ronment while creating beautiful, interesting art objects.
“BRING Gallery draws connections The public is invited to attend an opening reception
between art and social change, two of
Shopping at the Planet improvement my major interests. I want to under-
center reduces waste, greenhouse February 7th from
stand how the community views the 2 pm to 4 pm.
emissions, and saves you money. Here are Gallery and what people would like to Isaac of Equiweld
some of the things you can expect to find in see happening in the space so it serves explores the back-
our warehouse: the needs of community stakeholders. woods of Oregon
Liz Lawrence, I am interested in pushing common looking for heav-
BRING Gallery ideas of recycled/environmental art ily littered areas.
Aluminum Siding Lumber Co-Manager and creating thought-provoking, criti- He photographs
Light Fixtures (Americorps cal exhibits that become a major part the sites to docu-
Bathroom Cabinets of the public dialogue in Eugene.”
Volunteer) ment their state,
– Liz Lawrence transports the ‘raw
Cabinets Paneling material’ back to
Canning Jars Piping his studio and
upcoming Exhibitions transforms it into
and Accessories “New Leaves” http://www.equiweld.com/
Doors January 3rd through January 31st An urban artist, Matthew Gerlick scours the streets
Door Handles and Screens of Eugene on the lookout for litter and discards to
Hardware Screen Doors BRING Gallery is conducting an experiment in fashion into wall hangings. Gerlick’s work reflects his
Shelves creative reuse with our January exhibition. Starting interest in changing consumer obsessions with newness
Electrical Boxes Sinks with an empty gallery, the space will be filled with and plastic. One of his goals for the show is to spend no
Electrical Fixtures a community exhibit through a series of lectures, money on materials whatsoever, only time and effort.
Tools demonstrations, and open studio times. A celebratory
Faucets Tables closing reception will be held on Friday, January 23rd
Tubs from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Coming in April
Tiles Workshop events include: transforming used light
Flooring Toilets bulbs into exquisite ornaments with Laura Taylor; In partnership with the Young Writers Association,
constructing an Adirondack chair, an easel, and a stage North Eugene High School, and Child’s Way Charter
Garage Doors Utility Sinks School of Culp Creek, BRING Gallery will be
from BRING materials with Dan Howes, and a slide
Galvanized Siding Unexpected exhibiting a children’s reuse art show centered on the
lecture on the spiritual inspiration behind the Mayan,
Gutters Treasures theme of “home,” April 1st to May 29th.
Latino, and African themed artwork of Ellen Gabehart.
BRING Gallery will be hosting free, open studio
Think ReUse! your bathroom, build
a kid’s playhouse or
Have tough brighten up a dark corner
economic times put a with a reclaimed light
dent in your pocketbook? fixture, you’re bound to
Are you looking for low- discover something that
cost ways to remodel, fix will be just perfect for the
or fabricate? Welcome to job. With many people
the Used Materials looking to save money
Warehouse at the Planet and help the environ- Wow! Trim for only $1 a
Improvement Center. ment, there’s never been
Oh my, granite slabs at just piece. Finally I can redo
You’ll find a wealth of a better time to stop by
low cost, used build- $5 a square foot. These the living room!
ing materials and new are gorgeous.
surplus stock items.
BRING. So head on down
Stock changes daily Whether you want to re-tile
and check us out before
If we don’t have it today, we’ll probably have it tomorrow. you tackle that project.
And please, send us
Just what I needed!
pictures when you’re done.
oPEN SEVEN dAyS A wEEK An OSHA approved We love to see the creative
Hours vary seasonally—call 746-3023 oily rag bin! Wow, ways our customers use
4446 Franklin Blvd—in Glenwood these things are $90 the materials they
new, but they’re only My goodness, I finally find here.
don’t dump It,
charging $20 at BRING! found new lights for the
RV, and only $10 each!
donate it! For a free subscription to this newsletter, contact us at (541) 746-3023.
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