Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Earth Day Tips

Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd this year. Listed below are some small ways to go green that have a big impact:
  1. Switch all your lightbulbs to CFLs.
  2. Stop using disposable bags. Use reusable bags!
  3. Stop buying disposable plastic bottles and buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle instead. 
  4. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
  5. Line dry your laundry.
  6. Be mindful of the light switch - turn off lights when you're not in that room or make use of natural light for as long as possible.
  7. Use cloth napkins instead of paper. 
  8. Re purpose glass jars as leftover containers and bulk storage. 
  9. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater. 
  10. Unplug unused chargers and appliances. 
These are just a few ways you can go green at home. Be sure to stop by the Earth Day Parade and Fare in Bend on Saturday, April 23 and visit the Deschutes Recycling booth! Visit The Environmental Center's website for more information. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Free 'Bring Your Own Bucket' Event

Newport Avenue Market and Deschutes Recycling are sponsoring the annual 'Bring Your Own Bucket' Event.

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Where: Newport Avenue Market (1121 NW Newport Avenue, Bend)

When: 9:00 a.m. - while supplies last

Customers are invited to come down to Newport Avenue Market on Saturday and bring their own 5 gallon bucket to fill with Deschutes Recycling's ReGrow compost for free (while supplies last).

ReGrow compost is a nutrient rich product made from locally recycled yard trimmings, recycled food and vegetable trimmings. ReGrow compost is a perfect supplement to the sandy Central Oregon soils.

Cubic Foot Bags of ReGrow will also be available for sale.

For more information, please contact Newport Avenue Market 541-382-3940.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Free Yard Debris Recycling

Residents can recycle yard debris for free during the FireFree event. Yard debris must be clean; no rocks, dirt, garbage or plastic bags.

Knott Landfill - 61050 SE 27th Street
May 7 - 15, 2016
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Westside Collection Site - 19755 SW Simpson Ave.
May 6-7, 2016 & May 13-14, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Negus Transfer Station - 2400 NE Maple Way
May 20 - 21, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Northwest Transfer Station - 68200 Fryrear Road
May 20 - 21, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

For more information and a list of other locations, call 541-322-7129 or visit 

Compost Sale

Deschutes Recycling is offering 25% off bulk SoilBuilder and BioFine compost. The sale will run April 1 - April 30, 2016.

BioFine - $19/yard. Save $7 per yard.

SoilBuilder - $15/yard. Save $5 per yard.

Pick up your compost today and give your garden a boost! Main uses for compost include: soil amendment, mulch, lawn top dressing and potting soil.

Deschutes Recycling is located at Knott Landfill, 61050 SE 27th Street in Bend for pick up or we also offer convenient delivery anywhere in Central Oregon.

Offer not valid on ReGrow or compost bags.

For more information call 541-388-1910 or visit