Plastic Roundup 2019

Edison Elementary

Participating Schools: Edison Elementary

We welcome families and neighbors who live in Eugene's South University neighborhood to be a part of a special project at Edison Elementary. (We ask others in Lane County to visit www.lanecounty.org/plasticsroundup to participate.)

 

On specific dates in March/April the school will be collecting plastics that are no longer accepted in curbside recycling bins. Here's how it works:

(1) February: Start right away to collect and prepare materials at your home or business, and prepare all materials using instructions below.

(2) March 6th, 13th, 20th and April 3rd (Wednesdays): Drop-off your materials at Edison on specified dates ONLY, directly after
school 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Volunteers will be on-site to assist.

(March 27 will not be a drop-off date -- that is during spring break.)

IMPORTANT: Only items that are properly sorted and prepared will be accepted by "community collection" volunteers on scheduled drop-off dates.

March/April Drop-off Dates:

March 6th, 13th, 20th and April 3rd

** DUMPING MATERIALS AT EDISON IS NOT ALLOWED **

(Materials delivered to Edison outside of scheduled times will not be recycled.)

What materials will be accepted?

  • Main Category 1: #2 Tubs and Lids

  • Main Category 2: #2 Bottles and Jugs

  • Main Category 3: #5 Bottles, Tubs and Lids

  • Category 4 (Optional): #2 "Pakteck" Beverage Handles

  • Category 5 (Optional): #4 Tubs, Bottles and Lids

How to prepare:

Start by identifying the "resin type" which is the small number on the bottom or side of most plastic containers encircled by recycling arrows. (It must be a #2, #4, or #5. Use a black permanent marker on the container to make the number easier to see.)

1.  Remove all lids

2.  Rinse and dry inside/outside of container

3.  Remove all labels

  • Some labels are "heat seal" labels and will not come off. (Carefully test with a fingernail or butter knife.)

  • Labels that even slightly peel off will need to be completely removed.

  • Please watch the following video (on YouTube): Click Here to watch

4.  Sort Into Categories (and place in CLEAR plastic bags)

  • Main Category 1: #2 Tubs and Lids

  • Main Category 2: #2 Bottles and Jugs

  • Main Category 3: #5 Bottles, Tubs and Lids

  • Category 4 (Optional): #2 "Pakteck" Beverage Handles

  • Category 5 (Optional): #4 Tubs, Bottles and Lids

Interested in volunteering on drop-off dates?
NOTE: You can also email us at greenschools@live.com with questions.