Due to changes in recycling commodities markets, more materials will be accepted for recycling in our area. Effective June 1, 2022, waste haulers that serve customers within Eugene and Springfield will began accepting an expanded list of items for recycling.
The expanded list of items being accepted for commingled recycling from residents, businesses, and at Lane County’s Glenwood transfer station now include plastic jars, plastic bottles, plastic jugs, and empty pizza boxes.
Items currently accepted for recycling in our area include:
- Newspaper, ads and inserts, direct mail, magazines, and catalogues
- Flattened cardboard boxes and empty pizza boxes
- Cereal, cracker, and shoe boxes (chipboard)
- Office paper
- Paperboard/cardboard egg cartons
- Steel and aluminum cans
- Certain plastic containers: #1 and #2 plastic bottles such as shampoo, hand soap, and personal care and cleaning product bottles, condiment jars such as peanut butter, mayonnaise, etc., plastic jugs such as juice, milk, or vinegar bottles.
Items that are NOT accepted in our recycling stream:
- Plastic tubs
- Small plastic bottles or jars such as pill bottles or travel size product containers
- Aseptic containers (such as milk cartons or shelf stable soymilk containers)
- Shredded paper
If you are unsure whether or not an item is recyclable, you can find out by visiting Lane County’s Waste Wise tool , which allows you to enter an item into the database and learn how to recycle it or dispose of it.
For more information, visit eugenerecycles.org or Waste Wise.