Recycling Block Captain Program
Help educate your neighbors about recycling, composting and waste prevention. Block captains distribute recycling information to their neighbors three times a year. You define your territory and we provide the handouts.
Existing Block Captain Territories
Already a Recycling Block Captain?
Next Handout Gathering
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 5:30–6:30 pm
235 Wilkinson Hall, OSU
2601 SW Orchard Ave
- Questions? Contact
- Download quarter-sheet introductory letters
Mixed Recycling Guide
As a result of China’s decreased tolerance of contaminated materials being accepted for recycling, significant changes are occurring in recycling markets that have an impact on what we can put in our tan commingled recycling carts, as discussed in this Gazette-Times article.
When it comes to recycling, we are shifting our focus back to quality. While quantity might decrease for the short-term, the recycling process is not successful without high-quality materials that will ensure the continued existence of recycling markets, both domestic and abroad.
Block Captain Handouts
- Composting at the curb (summer 2019)
- Ditching Dining Disposables (spring 2019)
- Wasted Food: Facts & Impacts (fall 2018)
- Recycling Works! (summer 2018)
- Share, Swap, Loan & Save! (fall 2017)
- House to Curb: Setting yourself up for recycling success (summer 2017)
- What happens to my recyclables? (fall 2016)
- Recycling opportunities in the bathroom (summer 2016)
- Do-it-yourself green cleaning (spring 2016)
- Simple steps to reduce waste & save energy (summer 2015)
- What are your neighbors up to? (spring 2015)
- E-waste disposal in the Corvallis area (winter 2015)
- Low waste ideas for the holidays (fall 2014)
- Pharmaceutical disposal in Corvallis (summer 2014)
- Common contamination at the curb (spring 2014)
- Household hazardous waste guide (winter 2013)
- How to reduce plastic waste (fall 2013)