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Support CAN Cancer at the Crooked River Roundup!

Saturday, June 24, 2017 the Crooked River Roundup in Prineville will donate $1.00 of every paid admission ticket to CAN Cancer at Saturday night’s rodeo!

CAN Cancer, Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer, was established by the local Central Oregon garbage haulers.

100% of donations help local families manage non-medical living expenses including fuel, travel and food costs while receiving cancer treatment.

For more information about CAN Cancer or to donate, please visit CANcancer.org or visit our Facebook page.

To buy tickets to the Crooked River Roundup, please visit crookedriverroundup.com

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Events in Sisters & Redmond

Deschutes County is hosting free Household Hazardous Waste events in Sisters and Redmond in August.

Sisters
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sisters Recycle Center
328 W. Sisters Park Drive, Sisters

Redmond
Saturday, August 26, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
City of Redmond Public Works Facility
243 E. Antler Avenue, Redmond
West Parking Lot


What’s Accepted

  • Oil and Latex Paints and Stains
  • Thinners, Solvents, Fuels
  • Oil Soaked Rags and Absorbents
  • Pool and Spa Chemicals
  • Garden Products (herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.)
  • Vehicle Fluids (coolants, lubricants, fuels, brake fluid, transmission fluid, etc.)
  • Propane Tanks and Camp Stove Cylinders
  • Aerosols (paints, garden sprays, cleaners, etc.)
  • Mercury and Mercury-Containing Items (thermometers, thermostats, etc.)
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Household Cleaners

What’s NOT Accepted

  • Business-Generated Hazardous Waste
  • Medical Waste
  • Explosives, Fireworks, Ammunition
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (propane tanks and cylinders are accepted)
  • Barrels

If you have any questions, please contact the Deschutes County at 541-317-3163. 

 

Normal Operations on Independence Day

High Country Disposal will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Customers who have garbage & recycling collection on Tuesdays should have their carts out by 6:00 a.m. (or the night before) as collection times may vary.

The High Country Disposal office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 and will reopen Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m.

High Country Disposal collects on all holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information, please call our office 541-548-4984 or visit our website.

What Can I Do With Plastic Bags?

Rethink Waste Project is a project of The Environmental Center through a partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste and our local garbage and recycling service providers.

They offer great ideas and tips for reducing, reusing and recycling. Here is a great post all about plastic bags.

Plastic bags. They keep our food fresh and safe, conveniently hold stuff together, and litter the heck out of our land and sea. So above all, the best plastic bag is the one not needed. That being said, despite our best efforts, plastic still comes into our life. It then becomes imperative that we deal with it responsibly.

CAN I RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS?
No, plastic bags cannot be mixed at our curbside mixed recycling bins (and neither should these things), mostly because plastic film gets caught in the machinery at a Material Recovery Facility and mucks up the whole system. Plastic film, however, CAN be recycled at many grocery stores across Central Oregon. Look for bins usually located indoor or outdoor near entrances.

WHAT IS PLASTIC FILM?
Grocery shopping bags are considered plastic film, and so are a lot of other common products that you’re probably currently tossing in the trash or tossing in hour home recycling bin, unaware of the headaches you’re creating down the line. Here’s a quick list of what you can bring:

  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Case wrap (think case of water bottles)
  • Air pillows
  • Food storage bags (zip-locs)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Product over wrap (like toilet paper for example)
  • Newspaper bags

WHERE CAN I RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS AND FILM?
When we posted our video on social media, one of the questions was WHICH grocery stores accept plastic bags. Well I didn’t have a recent list so I called around to the major grocery stores around Central Oregon to get an accurate list of which stores provided a bin where customers could recycle their plastic shopping bags. Here is a current list of those stores:

BEND
Safeway: All 3 locations – Westside, Midtown & Eastside
Albertson’s: Both North & South locations
Fred Meyer
Food For Less
Target
Best Buy
Lowe’s

REDMOND
Safeway
Albertson’s
Fred Meyer – at the apparel entrance only
Lowe’s

SISTERS
Ray’s Food Place

LA PINE
Ray’s Food Place (currently no bin out front but they will accept them at their service counter)
Shop Smart

MADRAS
Safeway

PRINEVILLE
Ray’s Food Place

For more information please visit Rethink Waste Project.

Free SecureShred Events in Sunriver and Sisters

SecureShred will offer free residential shred events in June in Sunriver and Sisters.

Sunriver
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunriver Police Department
57455 Abbot Drive, Sunriver

Sisters
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
703 N Larch, Suite C, Sisters

These free shred events are intended for residential shredding only, no commercial or business shredding provided. There is no cost to the public for up to 4 medium size boxes of personal documents. No sorting necessary, staples and paperclips are fine. Please remember no plastic bags are accepted.

For more information on SecureShred services, please visit their website or call 541-382-2263.