STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Lane County wants to improve already high waste recovery numbers

Lane County recovered more waste than any other county in Oregon in 2017. But the county says there's still room for improvement.

Posted: Jan 10, 2018 6:24 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County is closing in on reaching its goal of recovering 63 percent of its waste by the year 2025.

In 2017, the county was able to keep half of its waste out of the landfill. Officials said there are still things people can do to improve these numbers.

The county said some things that once weren’t recyclable now are. This includes items like Styrofoam, you can now recycle it at St. Vincent De Paul’s.

The county suggests watching your purchases as well. You can reduce waste by buying less disposable items and items that come in recyclable containers.

Last year, Lane County recovered more waste than any other county in Oregon. Businesses and households in the county recycled more than 258,000 tons of waste.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19978

Reported Deaths: 338
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah460893
Washington292124
Marion275568
Umatilla214126
Clackamas146438
Malheur71512
Deschutes5558
Lane5403
Jackson4211
Lincoln4149
Yamhill40412
Union3922
Jefferson3323
Morrow3272
Polk30112
Linn26310
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1723
Benton1626
Douglas1401
Josephine1082
Coos890
Columbia860
Clatsop830
Crook421
Baker360
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 58°
Corvallis
Few Clouds
53° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 53°
Roseburg
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 59°
North Bend
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 60°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events