Master Recycler News | October 2016


Master Recycler News October

 Master Recyclers   Drug take back
Recycling Tours

Saturday, Oct 15 from 8:30am-3:30pm

We have room for you! The 31st Master Recycler class is underway and we have a fun-filled day of touring scheduled.

We'll first start by visiting the material recovery facility (MRF) at Garten Services, followed by a walking tour of Pringle Creek Community. Next we'll visit the Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station and hazardous waste facility. Finally we'll visit NW Greenlands/Recology which is a compost facility in Aumsville. We have room for 8 people. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP to Bailey ( by noon on Wed., 10/12.
  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, Oct 22 from 10am-2pm

Salem Police Department
Peace Plaza, between City Hall & the Public Library at 555 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR

Marion County Sheriff
Roth's parking lot
702 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 Worms   Art Calendar
Worm Tour with Valley Roots

Thursday, October 13 at 1:50 PM
38765 N Main St, Scio, OR 97374

Just in time for Halloween, come learn all about the wild world of worms at Dan Holcolmb's worm farm! Our scraps make great worm food and the worms then in turn make lovely compost. Check out the process in a behind the scenes tour and make sure you RSVP!

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  Calling All Students & Teachers

This is a great way to win $500 for the classroom and showcase your talent! This year’s theme is “Less is More” and we are looking for creative ways that kids can help reduce waste at school.​ Winning Illustrations will be used in the 2017 Recycle Art Calendars! Find out the details here. 
Blue Jean Volunteers   Recycled Paint
Blue Jean Swap

The Blue Jean swap at the Salem Public Library was a huge success. Thanks to the partnership with the Salem Public Library, over 100 folks left with new-to-them jeans and over 250 jeans were donated. Many thanks to Dotty Tessler (Master Recycler), Anisa Rodriguez Foroughi, Chris Doner and daughter Amanda, and Annabella Ramey for volunteering the day of the swap. Unclaimed jeans were donated to local family shelters.
  Free Paint Suspended

The FREE paint available at the Salem-Keizer and North Marion recycling and transfer stations is currently suspended. We hope to offer free, recycled paint in Spring 2017. If you would still like to use recycled paint for your next project, Metro recycled paint comes in a variety of colors (see their website for examples and local stores). Prices depend on color and quantity. 
 Event     Event 
 Reuse Film    Climate

REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet

Tuesday, November 15, 7pm
Admission: $5

This film isn’t about our waste problem. It’s about solutions. And they are everywhere! We live in a challenging time. Follow Reuse Pro Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he finds endless reuse solutions for our waste problem that are not only sustainable, but many of which are easy and fun! And he learns just how reuse truly benefits “people, planet, and wallet.”

  Achieving Climate Equity through Institutional Change

Wednesday, October 12th
6:30 - 8pm
Willamette University Ford Hall, Kremer Board Room

Discussing ways to improve Climate Action outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color in Portland and Multnomah County. Event Sponsors: Willamette University’s Sustainability Advisory Board and Sustainability Institute, and Chemeketa Community College.
 Political Sign Recycling   October Green Calendar
What's Your Sign? 

Marion County is collecting political signs for recycling at the transfer stations in the 3-4 weeks following the elections. Simply put them in the plastic bags/film collection location and remove any metal staples and wood.
  Green Community Calendar

There is a lot happening in October! To add your event, email Jessica or give her a call at 503-365-3180. And be sure to add the Green Community Calendar to your google calendar as well!
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