Project: Recycling Block Captain Program

Recycling Block Captain Program

WANTED: Corvallis Recycling Block Captains!

The Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team invites additional Corvallis residents to participate in our Recycling Block Captains program!

As a recycling block captain, you can help educate your neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention, as well as encourage their full participation in the opportunities that Republic Services is currently providing. It takes just a couple hours every three to five months to participate. Recycling block captains have two primary responsibilities:

  • Distribute recycling information to your neighbors three to four times a year, and
  • Serve as a liaison between your neighbors and the Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team.

The action team provides the handouts; the captains define their own neighborhood (number of homes and location).

Sign-up using this online form.

Existing Block Captain Neighborhoods

Note: Not all neighborhoods are marked yet.

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Already a Recycling Block Captain?

If you would like to know the next gathering time or have questions, please contact Andrea Norris. If you would like additional quarter-sheet introductory letters to share with your neighbors, download this file.

Previous Handouts

Click a title to download the handout in PDF format.

OSU Compost Survey

In spring 2015, the Sociology 519 class at Oregon State University conducted focus groups, surveys and case study research regarding composting behaviors and programs, both in Corvallis and other areas with successful programs.  See their findings in the PDF documents below: