Community

Supporting a livable and prosperous community is our core emphasis in developing educational and community partnerships. We promote and enhance local outreach efforts that advance conservation as an essential community value, with a focus on youth development and community livability.

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Reducing your food waste footprint saves time, money, and the planet. Consider measuring your food waste for one week or even just one day. Use a bucket or bowl with a lid and instead of throwing your food scraps or spoiled food in the garbage, place them in the bin. Chances are, you'll be surprised at how much ends up in there. Click here to try some food waste prevention tips  and see if you can reduce how much food you throw away. 

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The City of Eugene invests in our community by partnering with local education institutions, nonprofits, and community groups to promote waste prevention and resource conservation for residents of all ages. Many schools and educational nonprofits organizations receive City funding to provide services to Eugene residents.

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Sustainable Events

Sustainable events have the opportunity to create a positive community legacy through purchasing decisions, energy conservation, and waste reduction efforts. Events can engage the community in sustainability efforts and inspire people to take action in their daily lives.  The City of Eugene encourages event planners and sponsors to invest in sustainable event management practices which supports the City's goal of sustainable development with a Triple Bottom Line approach, considering the environment, economy, and equity.

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Recycling in Eugene

Curbside recycling service is included in the cost of garbage collection. Most materials are commingled, with glass collected in a separate container. Contamination reduces the economy and effectiveness of our recycling system. Any items that are not recyclable should not be placed in commingled recycling bins.

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The City of Eugene piloted a series of Fix-It Fairs, inviting the community to get items repaired at no cost. Volunteers and professionals have provided free repairs and coaching to attendees interested in learning how to make their own repairs.  Repair services have been available for a variety of products, including small appliances, tools, clothing and textiles, small electronics, home and garden tools, furniture, and toys. 

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Sustainable Consumption

Click here to learn more about work being done that examines what action cities can take to promote sustainable consumption at the community scale. 

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Contact Us

  1. Waste Prevention & Green Building


    Deveron Musgrave
    Waste Prevention & 
    Green Building Analyst
    Atrium Building
    99 W. 10th Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6842
    Fx: 541-682-5593

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