Electronic Recycling Rules Change Jan.1

SALEM, Ore.– Starting January first, computer keyboards and mice and printers will be added to the list of recyclable items. It is part of Oregon E-Cycles, a statewide program that provides free recycling of all brands of computers, monitors and Tvs. In 2011, a senate bill changed the current limitations on recycling those additional electronics. … Continue reading »

The Realities of Recycling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The effort to recycle has gained popularity over the years, but some may still wonder if it is worth it. Rogue Disposal Recycling Coordinator, Denise Barnes, said it is. “Rather than using raw materials to make new products, we are able to bring life from old products back into new products.” Many … Continue reading »

Web Extra: How to Reduce Waste

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Recycling experts of Southern Oregon said the costs of recycling are expensive, but they are nothing compared to the costs and impacts of creating new products. Denise Barnes from Rogue Disposal said recycling not only expends the life of our landfills, it allows us to give a new life to something old. But … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Celebrates Earth Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – The national holiday isn’t until Monday, but roughly 2,000 people showed to celebrate Earth Day in Ashland today Festivities included live performances, kids entertainment, vendors and booths, demonstrations, and even breakdancing. The event is now in its 12th year. Organizers say it has grown from just a few hundred attendees in its … Continue reading »