WHAT WE DO
EcoGeneration is an incorporated non-profit in the state of Oregon. Our Recycling Take-Back Program is unique to the Lane County Area. In addition to collecting clean plastics resin coded 2, 4, or 5, we also collect and recycle within several other streams of waste.
Resin Codes: #2, #4, #5
Materials collected, which are resin coded 2, 4, and 5 are now recycled through a facility that is able to sort plastics by color. This allows for the materials to be used again and also increases the chances of the plastic being recycled again as the materials are not all dyed black.
Your Choice for Ethical Recycling
When we accept recycling from the community we are taking responsibility for ensuring that it gets recycled, while also working to assure the highest quality product for our recyclers. 99.5% of all materials collected for recycling are actually recycled and re-manufactured into new products.
Materials are then sent to reputable material recovery facilities or re-manufacturers directly, no middleman.
All materials collected are scrutinized and sorted to ensure that they have the lowest Carbon Footprint during transportation -all our shipments are sent with the purchase of Carbon Neutral shipping.
We take pride in knowing that we are actively working to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills while preserving our resources for future generations.
None of the plastic waste that we collect is shipped outside of the United States.
To ensure that all items meet the criteria for recycling we presort items when we accept them; working to ensure that the plastics are completely clean. If they are not, we will generally work with you; asking that you take some of the items back to clean, while taking several items back to clean ourselves that they can be accepted by the recycling manufacturing facilities. By creating this reciprocity we hope that we can encourage everyone to come back with clean plastics rather than leave discouraged.
For up-to-date activities, tips and news, and recycling questions; please join the Recycling in the Grove Facebook group.
Our Facebook Groups
A group to inform people in Lane County about recycling collections, the items that we collect for recycling, how to properly remove labels, prevent contamination, and identify ways to improve our local waste reduction efforts.
A free-for-all group for individuals who want to further the discussion of how materials, material acquisition, and everything else to do with “Stuff” how it contributes to climate change, and ways humans can better coexist with planet Earth.
Recycling shouldn't be the start of waste management. It's time that we value materials at all stages, working to keep things out of the landfill or recycle bin.
We welcome any and all upcycle creations.
Food waste creates a huge problem in America. Both the down stream and upstream impacts of waste food can be devastating to the planet. This group focuses on the reduction of, and alternatives to, food waste.