Master Recycler News | January 2017

Master Recycler Masthead January


Repair Fair

Repair Fair & Share
Saturday, January 14, 4pm — 7pm
The Northwest Hub
1230 Broadway St NE, Salem

Got something broken? Bring it (along with any needed parts) to the Repair Fair, and we’ll hook you up with a fixer!

-Small appliances (no microwaves or cd-players please)
-Garden Tool sharpening
-Stringed Instruments


This is FREE and open to the public, however donations are appreciated.

These fine, local businesses will be on site as well!
Cherry City Sweet Spot (food truck)
Santiam Brewing Co.

For more details and to RSVP visit our facebook page.

Art Calendar Winners
Student Recycled
Art Calendar Winners

Four students and an educator from Marion County were honored and their artwork published in the Student Recycle Art Calendar Poster. In an effort to promote waste reduction and resource conservation in local schools, Marion County Public Works - Environmental Services and Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association teamed up to create this year's Student Recycle Art Calendar Poster contest. 

  • Sean Collier, Grade 11
    Sprague High School

  • Victoria Canchola, Grade 9
    Early College High School

  • Alexis Reeves, Grade 6
    Howard Street Charter School

  • David Gonzálaz, Grade 1
    Swegle Elementary School

  • Connie Toland, Art Teacher
    Sprague High School 

Pick up a copy of the Art Calendar at the Public Works office or view it online. 

Homeshow volunteers
Calling all Master Recyclers! 

Mid-Valley Home Show
Jackman Long Building
Oregon State Fair
January 13, 14, and 15

A wise man once said,
"Compost a fish for a child
and it gets composted.
Teach a kid how to compost
and she'll be a stinking up the compost piles all her life."

...or something like that. Anyway...we need our ever resourceful Master Recycler volunteers to help spread the waste reduction message to visitors at the upcoming Mid-Valley Home Show. Pick a time, email Alan, and come on down!

Friday, Jan 13:
noon to 3:30; 3:30 to 7 pm

Saturday, 14:
10am to 1pm; 1pm to 4pm; 4 to 7pm

Sunday, 15:
10am to 1:30; 1:30 to 5pm

Email Alan Pennington or call him at 503.365.3188.

 What's your vision? Eyechart

January Calendar

Green Community Calendar

The new year is here, and so is the Green Community Calendar. 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!


Green Awards2017 Mid-Valley Green Award 

Goodie, goodie green drops, it's time to nominate your favorite environmentally-friendly individual, business, or organization. for the 2017 Mid-Valley Green Awards!
Categories include:
  • Recycler of the Year
  • Sustainable Business of the Year
  • EarthWISE Business of the Year
  • Green Products/Service of the Year
  • People's Choice Award which will be chosen from votes on Facebook.
To nominate a business or individual, visit
Deadline for nominations:

Mark your calendars for the Green Awards!

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