Recycle Florence

FGF / Green Program

General Recycling

What Where Comments
All household items
Thrift stores:
St. Vincent de Paul
Goodwill Industries
Florence Area Humane Society Thrift Store
Elks Lodge #1858
Linda’s Thrift Sore
Remember to ask for a receipt for your taxes.
Mattress/box springs
St. Vincent de Paul
Lane County Transfer Station
$5 charge
Pills, medicine Florence Police Station The receptacle looks much like a mailbox. Empty pill bottle into a Ziploc bag.
Pill bottles (empty) Florence City Hall The collection bin is in the lobby. Remove label so no personal information remains.
Eyeglasses
  • Safeway Pharmacy Dept
  • Florence Lions Club
They collect for the Florence Lions Club.
Cork (real, not plastic) Florence City Hall The collection bin is in the lobby.
Batteries, rechargeable Florence City Hall The collection bin is in the lobby. Alkaline batteries go in garbage.
Light bulbs, CFL & florescent (4' or less) True Value Hardware
Reusable construction materials Habitat for Humanity ReUse Store Examples: lumber, fixtures, hardware, lighting, plumbing, landscape materials.

Hazardous Waste

What Where Comments
Hazardous Waste (poison, pesticides, herbicides, paints, solvents, household cleaners, polishes/waxes, automotive fluids, etc.) Lane County Hazardous Waste Dept - special collection in Florence Typically 3rd weekend in April and October annually
Sharps - needles, scalpels & other sharp instruments Lane County Transfer Station Pack in rigid red sealed container. Red or orange laundry detergent bottles are ok.

Containers

REMEMBER TO PLEASE WASH! Food left in containers contaminates paper & cardboard making them garbage rather than recyclable. Mayo and salad dressing are the worst offenders.

What Where Comments
Glass - bottles, jugs, jars
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
Do NOT put in comingle. Put glass in a separate container from other recyclables. Labels are okay. Do not break glass. Please rinse all containers to remove all food contamination. Lids are garbage. No drinking glasses, Pyrex, or windows.
Glass - broken Garbage Put in a sealed box, label as broken glass, then dispose as trash. This is to protect the garbage handlers.
Beverage containers with a 5¢ deposit return
  • Fred Meyer, North end of store outside
  • Safeway, South end of store outside
 
Plastic (Bottles, jugs, tubs)
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
Lids are garbage. Please rinse all containers to remove all food contamination.
Aseptic boxes (juice, soy milk)
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
Please rinse all containers to remove all food contamination.
Plastic bags, & film packaging
  • Fred Meyer has recycle bin by front door for their bags only
  • Safeway has recycle bin by front door for their bags only
  • Lane County Transfer Station has a film plastics recycle bin
Please only clean, dry and empty bags.
Corrugated cardboard (wavy middle layer)
  • Curbside commingle bin
  • Lane County Transfer Station
NO waxed cardboard, & NO food contamination. PLEASE collapse the box before recycling it
Rigid nursery pots Curbside recycling 4" and larger rigid pots

Foam

What Where Comments
Foam, Food grade
  • Florence City Hall
  • Real Food Co-op
  • 101 Pet Supply
  • Laurel Bay Nursery
  • Honeyman Nursery
  • Florence Shipping Solutions
  • Three Rivers Casino and Hotel
The collection bin is in the lobby.
CLEAN only Includes meat trays, cups & egg carton.
Foam, Peanuts (clean)
  • Shippin’ Shack
  • Florence Shipping Solutions
Magazines
  • Donate to thrift stores
  • Donate to social service agencies for waiting rooms
  • Curbside recycling Donate to Libraries
Remove plastic wrap to recycle

Paper

What Where Comments
Paper - High Grade
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
NComputer/copy paper, envelopes, school paper, etc. (staples & windows OK)
Paper - Low-grade Mixed
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
Newspaper, Magazines, mail, catalogs, paper egg cartons, gift wrap, cereal, food/cereal boxes
Paper - Shredded, (not confetti cut)
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
Place in paper bag, staple once & label
Magazines
  • Donate to thrift stores
  • Donate to social service agencies for waiting rooms
  • Curbside recycling
  • Donate to Libraries
Remove plastic wrap to recycle

Metal

What Where Comments
Aluminum (cans, foil, trays)
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
NO food contamination
Tin & Steel Cans
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
NO food contamination
Small misc metal Lane County Transfer Station Can lids, metal bottle caps, nuts & screws, etc (Do not put in large metal bin; the small pieces fall out.)
Aerosol Spray Cans
  • If EMPTY, recycle in curbside recycle bin or at Lane County Transfer Station in the scrap metal bin
  • If NOT empty, take to County Hazardous Waste
Remove caps, do not flatten or puncture.
By appointment 682-3111
Scrap Metal (75% or more metal) Lane County Transfer Station
Propane Tanks St. Vincent de Paul $3 charge

Fabric

What Where Comments
Clothes
  • Goodwill Industries
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Siuslaw Outreach Services (SOS)
  • The Better Living Center
If item is not reusable, the cloth is recycled.
Fabric, leftovers and scraps St. Vincent de Paul

Vehicle Related Items

What Where Comments
Antifreeze, Oil Filters Lane County Transfer Station.
Batteries (auto)
  • Lane County Transfer Station
  • Curbside Recycling - set it next to recycle bin
  • Potter's Automotive
  • 101 Towing
It is Illegal to dispose of auto batteries as trash.
Motor Oil
  • Curbside recycling
  • Lane County Transfer Station
It is illegal to dispose of motor oil as trash. Oil must be recycled in a leak-proof container no larger than 2 gallons with a screw top lid and placed next to recycle container.
Tires
  • Lane County Transfer Station (fees apply)
  • Potter's Automotive (fees apply)
It is illegal to dispose of tires as trash.
Bikes
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Florence Area Humane Society Thrift
St. Vincent de Paul can repair them for resale.

Electronics & Appliances

What Where Comments
Air Conditioners
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Lane County Transfer Station
  • No charge
  • Subject to fees
Appliances - Large (Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Stove, Microwave)
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Lane County Transfer Station
  • No charge. They repair and resell.
  • Subject to fees
Appliances - Small (Toasters, irons, blenders, microwave)
  • Thrift store
  • Lane County Transfer Station
  • If it works.
  • If it's broken.
Hot Water Tank
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Florence City Hall
Including cell phones & PDAs
Electronics - TV, computers, monitors, lap tops, printers
  • Lane County Transfer Station (Free) (working and broken)
  • Goodwill Industries (Free) (working and broken)
  • St. Vincent de Paul (only if it works)
Both Goodwill and Lane County Transfer Station participate in the state e-cycle program, so they will accept broken computers and TVs.
Electronics - VCR, DVD Players, Stereo, Radio, TV
  • Goodwill Industries
  • St. Vincent de Paul
Ink cartridges Florence City Hall