Waste Prevention & Education

Lane County Waste Management offers resources and information about waste prevention and recycling education. Residents can help by staying informed at work and at home.

Waste Prevention & Recycling

Business Resources

Offices, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial buildings generate significant amounts of waste. Here are tools and resources to help reduce costs, save resources and improve sustainability. View more!

Ditch the Disposables

Ditch the Disposables - straw

For simple ways to "ditch" common disposable items, view more!

Event Recycling Resources

Public events generate significant amounts of waste. Here are tools and resources to help reduce costs, save resources and improve sustainability. View more!

Master Recycler Program

Every fall and spring, Lane County hosts a free 9-week course for community members to learn about the complex system of waste management and recycling. View more!

Master Recycler

Materials Management in Oregon

What is Materials Management?

The State of Oregon has a 2050 Vision in which Oregonians produce and use materials responsibly, conserve resources, protect the environment and live well. To accomplish this, DEQ & local governments use a whole lifecycle materials management approach to reduce the impacts of materials we use.

Materials management is an approach to serving human needs by using/reusing resources most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, generally minimizing the amount of materials involved and all the associated environmental impacts. 

Materials Management in Oregon - DEQ Program highlights 2013-2019.

 

Multifamily Community Resources

Multifamily communities generate significant amounts of waste. Here are tools and resources to help reduce costs, save resources and improve sustainability. View more!

School Resources

Schools generate significant amounts of waste. Here are tools and resources to help reduce costs, save resources and improve sustainability. View more!

WasteWise Tips

Tips and ideas for living well without waste. View more!  

Recycling Guide for Lane County