Thursday, August 20, 2009

Deschutes Recycling & Knott Landfill Closed for Labor Day

Deschutes Recycling & Knott Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

They will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oregon passes first EPR paint law in U.S.

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the country's first "Extended Producer Responsibility" measure requiring paint manufacturers to manage leftover latex and oil-based paints from both consumer and commercial sources.

House Bill 3037 creates a statewide paint recycling program, beginning as a four-year pilot project. Paint companies will pay for and operate the program, with development assistance coming from DEQ.

The program will help manage an estimated 800,000 gallons of paint annually, a service valued at $6 million.

Source: Association of Oregon Recyclers, August 2009 Newsletter

Free Tire Collection at Knott Landfill

Residents can bring their tires to Knott landfill located at 61050 SE 27th Street in Bend on Saturday, September 19th and dispose of them for free.

The free event is from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is for residents only.

On or off the rim is acceptable, please keep them separated.

Tires with rim size of up to 24 1/2" will be accepted. Limit 12 tires per load.

Please no heavy equipment tires, retailers or fleet tires.

For more information, contact Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste at 541-317-3163.