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 Recycling Block Captain Neighborhoods

Note: Not all neighborhoods are marked yet.

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Already a Recycling Block Captain?

Our next gathering will be in June 2014. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Norris. If you would like additional quarter-sheet introductory letters to share with your neighbors, download this file.

Previous Block Captain Handouts

Common Curbside Contamination

Common Curbside Contamination

Reducing Plastic Waste

Reducing Plastic Waste

July 2013 plastics update

Plastics Update


Household Hazardous Waste Guide

How to Compost Food Waste in your Mixed Organics Cart

Food Waste in your Mixed Organics Cart

An Introduction to Home Composting

Intro to Home Composting

Paper Recycling

Metal & Glass Recycling

Mixed Organics Cart Overview



Waste Prevention: Vision

The Vision of the Waste Prevention Action Team is that by 2030, Corvallis is a waste-free community.

Waste Prevention: Goals

Goal 1: By 2020, the recycling rate for the Corvallis community will be 75%. (The recycling rate includes cardboard, commingled materials, electronics, food waste, office paper, wood waste, and yard debris that have been recycled.)

Goal 2:  By 2020, there will be a 50% reduction in the per capita weight of landfill disposal (discards).

Goal 3: By 2020, the Corvallis community will increase proper disposal of hazardous waste by 75%.

Waste Prevention: Current Projects

Corvallis Recycling Block Captain Program: A way for Corvallis citizens to educate their neighborhood about recycling and waste prevention.

Corvallis-Area ReUse Directory: A guide to all of the organizations and businesses in our area that accept items for reuse, and what they each accept.

Faith Communities Project: Outreach to local faith communities to help educate their congregations about waste prevention.