On a cool rainy April morning 12 FCC volunteers set up for the Green Team’s fourth Recycling Event. Within moments of starting, the plastics and Styrofoam came rolling in. Over 60 folks brought in materials that cannot be recycled curbside, and by the end of the morning we had a car full of Styrofoam, bags of metal lids and two trucks full of tightly packed plastic. A record 283 lbs. of plastic!

Thank you to the volunteers and to each of you who carefully cleaned and sorted these materials to keep them out of the landfill. The laws around recycling in Oregon will change in July 2025 and curbside recycling should become easier. Until then, the Green Team will continue to host these events…so start saving now for our fall recycling round-up.

A helpful tip is to sort as you save so that number 2, 4 and 5 plastics are all separated for easy recycling.