Recycling Update Newsletter, Solid Waste & Recycling

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Your guide to waste recycling and recycling at home. Print newsletters are delivered to Washington County residents once per year in the spring. E-newsletters are available quarterly, delivered to your email inbox when you sign up.

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Spring 2018 (Spanish) — includes:

  • How to make your own greener cleaners
  • Tools to help you decide what to recycle and where
  • Tips for preventing food waste

Winter 2018 (Spanish) — includes:

  • Expansion January 1st of Oregon's Bottle Bill
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee opening
  • Garbage and Recycling Day app and winter weather
  • New Facebook page for Solid Waste & Recycling
  • How to become a Green Business Leader

Fall 2017 — includes:

  • Special edition regarding disruption in recycling markets
  • Launch of Beaverton's residential compost program

Summer 2017 — includes:

  • Washington County Fair 2017 recap
  • Three reasons to save wasted food
  • Where and how to recycle old tires 
Spring 2017 — includes:

  • Starting April 1, refundable cans and bottles are worth 10 cents
  • What should go into you recycling roll cart
  • Not all plastics belong in curbside recycling
  • Getting to know Waste Management
Winter 2017 — includes:

  • Big things are happening with the Bottle Bill
  • Get ready for spring with discounts from Metro
  • Get winter weather updates with Garbage & Recycling Day tool

Fall 2016 — includes:

  • Bottle and can redemption increasing to 10 cents
  • Look up what to recycle and where
  • What to do with leaves
  • And more

Summer 2016includes: 

  • Metro is updating its garbage and recycling plans
  • Dispose of paint
  • How to prepare curbside recycling
  • Recycle and dispose of other items
  • And more

Spring 2016 — includes: 

  • Don't miss your garbage or recycling day ever again
  • Request a presentation
  • What to recycle at the curb
  • New "what to recycle and where" tool online
  • And more

Spring 2016 — includes:

  • Make your next home project green
  • Buy recycled paint
  • And more

Winter 2016 — includes:

  • Residents pledge to waste less food
  • Update your recycling IQ
  • What's in our garbage
  • Washington County wins award
  • And more

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