The Impact of Recycling

Americans spend and average of $51,000 on household expenditures per year.  Most are for items which end up as trash and goes to the landfill.
Currently, the average person recycles 1.14 pounds per day-if-everyone doubled what they recycle from 1.14 to 2.28 pounds, our nation could be recycling 30 million tons annually. 65 million more tons … Read More.

The Afterlife of a Junked Car

It happens to the best of vehicles. Regardless of how many times they were lovingly polished or blissfully neglected, all cars eventually reach the end of their useful lives (aside from the timeless, restored classics). Although most of us do not like to imagine what happens to our beloved set of wheels after we say … Read More.

WasteBusters are Looking for a Few Good Families

Clark County seeks committed households for waste reduction challenge.
The average Clark County resident generates 8 pounds of solid waste every day.
Think you can do better? Clark County Environmental Services is looking for households to compete in the county’s waste reduction challenge for their third “Green Neighbors are Wastebusters” competition on March 8.
Wastebusters pits households against … Read More.

Free Composting, Recycling and Sustainability Training, Clark Co.

[ February 6, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Make a Difference in 2014
The Master Composter/Recycler Program invites Clark County residents to join others in the community with a passion for sustainability and become a Master Composter/Recycler. Applications are being accepted for a free “learn and serve” volunteer training in composting, recycling, and other waste reduction and sustainability techniques. This comprehensive training will include … Read More.

Dealing With Computer Scrap

Waste prevention is the ideal situation and it is the most preferable solution to manage waste, recycling included. Used and functional electronic items can be donated to extend the functionality of products and keeps them out of the waste management system for an elongated period of time. Donating used electronics allows educational institutes and not … Read More.

The Mysteries of Recycling Part III:

The Future of Recycling
What does the future hold for recycling? Two words: zero waste. Or to be more explicit, the future of recycling will be a closed loop system where all discarded materials become resources for others to use. The growing population and the rising standard of living around the world will continue to put … Read More.

The Mysteries of Recycling Part II:

The Business of Recycling
Why Recycle?
What is 35 miles wide, 35 miles long, and 300 feet deep? Well, according to an article posted on the Popular Mechanics website on November 13, 2008, that is how big the landfill would be if America put all of its garbage for the next 1000 years in one place. As … Read More.

Trash to Treasure Community Sharing and Recycling Event

[ April 27, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] The largest community sharing event in Portland, occurs annually in April. During this daylong event over 5,000 items are exchanged between families at no cost, thousands of items are recycled and local non-profits assist in reuse and recycling education. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and 100% volunteer run.

Trash to Treasure … Read More.