Tuesday, July 28, 2009

E-Waste Recycling Update

Since the new statewide program took effect January 1, 2009 where televisions, computers, laptops and monitors could be recycled for free, Deschutes Recycling has collected over 300,000 pounds since the New Year.

Residents can bring up to seven of these items per visit and recycle them for free anytime during normal operating hours of Monday - Sunday from 7:00am - 4:30pm, closed holidays.

All other computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice and other electronic items can be recycled for a fee.

Document Destruction Available at Deschutes Recycling Facility

Bring your personal documents to Deschutes Recycling for shredding. Your documents will be put in a SecureShred locking cart and will be shredded with the SecureShred truck. It’s safe and secure with our locking roll carts!

For information on rates, please call 382-2263. Materials accepted at Deschutes Recycling 7 Days A Week from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed holidays.

And if you'd prefer, you can schedule the SecureShred truck to come to your home or business and we'll shred your documents right on site.

Why Use Compost

Compost is crucial to any gardening or landscaping endeavor. Central Oregon soils are naturally poor in quality and lack organic matter, which can be the source of many plant problems. Soils amended with SoilBuilder® and BioFine® compost will provide the benefits of water retention and nutrients, requiring less watering and fertilizing. Your soil will be easier to work with and plant in. Plants will grow larger and faster and be more resistant to disease. Healthy soils make healthy plants!

Deschutes Recycling stands behind the quality of its SoilBuilder® and BioFine® compost products with a rigorous quality assurance and testing program. Samples of our compost are sent every 3 months to the soiltest lab in Washington for independent testing under the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Approval program, which sets national standards in the composting industry.