Where to Recycle Everything Else.
There are items that are NOT accepted in our commingle recycling that can be recycled or re-used in our area. If you know of a way to recycle something that is not on our list, please let us know email@example.com
Arts & Crafts Materials—Reuse—Donate to thrift stores or contact MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) www.materials-exchange.org or 541-302-1810 for donation information
Automobile Tires—Recycle/Reuse—Big B Tires (541-746-4193), some Les Schwab Tire Centers and Lane County Transfer sites (541-682-4120). Fees apply.
Batteries—May be taken to the 20+ outlets in our area that accept household type batteries. Find a location at www.rbrc.org/call2recycle
Batteries—Remove—Many electronic stores and battery retailers will accept button and other household batteries. All Lane County transfer stations accept household and car batteries. Battery X-Change (541-689-9134) accepts auto batteries. NOTE: Alkakine batteries made after 1996 are safe as garbage.
Books & Magazines—Reuse—Take books and magazines to any St. Vincent de Paul store or collection site. Public-appropriate magazines may be taken to hospitals for use in waiting rooms.
Books & Magazines—Recycle—Catalogs, magazines, paper-back books, and phone books may be recycled in Sanipac’s blue commingle cart.
Building Materials - Cabinets, plumbing, electrical supplies, doors, windows, tile, drywall, insulation, hardware, lumber, roofing, new carpet, tools, new flooring, millwork/trim, masonry, sheathing, working appliances, furniture, new and unopened paint, lights, low flow toilets, garden tools and supplies. ReStore by Habitat for Humanity http://www.sehabitatrestore.org/donate
Clothing & Shoes—Reuse—Donate clean, reusable clothing and shoes to St. Vincent de Paul (541-687-5820), Salvation Army (541-343-3341) or Goodwill Industries (541-345-1801) or resell to a second-hand clothing store.
Carpet—Reuse—Donate nearly new carpet without stains, as well as foam pads, pillows and cushions to St. Vincent de Paul (541-687-5820), Salvation Army (541-343-3341), or Goodwill Industries (541-345-1801). Use older carpet on your garage floor or to smother weeds outdoors.
Cell Phones—Reuse—Take your phone, battery and charger to Wireless Source in Eugene (541-687-8601), where they are refurbished and distributed to women’s shelters for their client’s emergency use.
Cell Phones—Recycle—Take your phone to NextStep Recycling (686-2366) or call Lane County’s e-waste recycling program (541-682-3111) to make an appointment. Legacy Wireless drop-off sites (including REI, UO Bookstore, ASUO office and UO Telecom) also accept phones.
CD’s, DVD’s, Video tapes, Cassettes, & Jewel Cases—Recycle—Glenwood Central Receiving Station (541-682-4120) will accept these items.
Computers, Monitors & Electronics—Reuse—NextStep Recycling (541-686-2366) accepts computers, monitors, keyboards and other electronics for refurbishing, resale and donation for those in need. Fees may apply.
Computers, Monitors & Electronics—Recycle—Oregon E-Cycles drop off locations include: Garten Services 4731 Pacific Ave Suite E 541-868-1550 and NextStep Recycling or call Lane County’s e-waste recycling program (541-682-3111) to make an appointment.
Concrete—Eugene Sand and Gravel (541-683-6400) accepts clean concrete and asphalt weekdays 7 am to 4 pm on North Delta Highway.
Doors—Reuse--Bring Recycling will accept reusable windows and doors
Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids—Reuse—The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (800-635-4667) recalibrates and distributes hearing aids to Oregonians; eyeglasses are distributed worldwide.
Film Canisters, Prescription Bottles, Plastic Caps & Lids—Reuse—Artists and hobbyists can use them to hold paint or small objects
Film Canisters, Prescription Bottles, Plastic Caps & Lids—Recycle—collect these small items and place them in a plastic bag for drop-off at IP's parking lot kiosk at 3425 E 17th in Glenwood, weekdays 9 am to 5 pm
Fire Extinguishers—Disposal for a fee at these locations: National Firefighter 541-485-3566, Lane County Hazardous Waste 541-682-4120, St. Vincent De Paul.
Flags--For proper disposal, take to the Veterans Memorial Building at 1626 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
Fluorescent Light Bulbs—Recycle—Most lighting stores, Jerry’s Home Improvement Centers and True Value Hardware stores will collect bulbs and tubes shorter than 4 feet at no charge. For tubes in excess of 4 feet and from commercial businesses, contact Lane County Hazardous Waste (541-682-4120) for a disposal appointment. Note: Florescent Light Bulbs container small amounts of mercury and must be kept out of the landfill. For proper clean up of a broken fluorescent light bulb see www.epa.gov/mercury/spills or our Summer 2008 Commercial Newsletter
Mattresses—St. Vincent de Paul (541-687-5820) and the Lane County Glenwood Transfer site (541-682-4120) accept mattresses for a fee.
Metal—Scrap metal is accepted at all Lane County Transfer sites (541-682-4120). Pacific Recycling (541-461-3443) and Schnitzer Steel (541-686-0515) also accept both ferrous and non-ferrous metal.
Oil and Grease—Recycle—Sequential Biofuels (541-736-5864) accepts animal and vegetable oils and grease (no petroleum products) in small amounts and up to 50 gallons. For large quantities contact MRP at 1-800-200-0457
Paint & Stains—Recycle—Containers with liquid material need to be scheduled for drop off at Lane County Hazardous Waste (541-682-4120). Empty cans with no liquid residue may be placed in the scrap metal box at all Lane County Transfer Sites.
Paint & Stain—Disposal—Empty latex paint cans with no liquid residue may be placed in the trash cart with the lids removed. Latex paint can be solidified by mixing the liquid paint with kitty litter, sand or soil.
Plant Pots (plastic)—Recycle—Take clean, empty rigid containers and carry trays (broken pots and trays are accepted) to the Glenwood Central Receiving Station (541-682-4120). International Paper (IP) (541-744-4100) also accepts clean pots.
Plastic Bags—Recycle—Clean, dry plastic grocery bags with no receipts are accepted at grocery stores, the Lane County Glenwood Transfer site (541-682-4120) and IP in Glenwood (541-744-4100). Plastic bags are NOT accepted in Sanipac’s commingle recycling.
Plastic Film—Dry-Cleaner Bags, Shrink Wrap, Six-Pack Rings & Lumber Wrap—Reuse—Return dry cleaner bags & hangers to your dry cleaner. Recycle—Most Lane County recycling sites accept these items (541-682-4120). The county and Weyerhaeuser Recycling (541-744-4119) also accept pellet bags and garden bags that have been turned inside out and shaken. Always be sure bags are clean and dry.
Other Plastic—Durable Plastics—items such as plastic buckets, children’s outdoor toys and patio furniture may be taken to IP’s parking lot kiosk in Glenwood for recycling (541-744-4119)
NOTE: NO Ziploc-types of bags, NO strawberry baskets, NO take out plastic trays, NO straws, NO drink lids or cups, NO blister packaging that covers everything from toothbrushes to toys and NO containers that held hazardous materials. If you have use or know of uses for these items, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Propane Tanks—can be taken to Lane County's Transfer Site in Glenwood or St. Vincent DePaul for a fee.
Restaurant Grease—E C Restaurant Services (541-995-6025) picks up oil and grease from restaurants in our area.
Shoes—Recycle—Nike will recycle athletic shoes into track surfacing; take them to the Nike store 135 Oakway Rd. Eugene (541-686-3141)
Shredded Paper—Reuse—Shredded paper can be added to compost or used as packing material or as bedding for small pets.
Shredded Paper—Recycle—Your shredded paper can be placed in your Sanipac commingle cart in a paper bag with the top tightly rolled closed. NOTE: To shred any amount of paper for a fee, contact IP at 541-744-4100.
Styrofoam® Block—St. Vincent de Paul takes it for a fee. Call 541-687-5820 for drop off locations.
Styrofoam® Packing and Peanuts—Recycle—clean and dry to mailing companies or St. Vincent de Paul takes it for a fee (541-687-5820 for drop off locations)
Windows—Reuse—Bring Recycling (746-3023) will accept reusable windows and doors
Window Glass—Recycle—Clean, single-pane window glass is accepted by Aurora Glass, a division of St. Vincent de Paul (541-681-3260)
Some resources for reusing and recycling of appliances small and large.…more.