Plastic Roundup 2019

Awbrey Park Elementary


Participating Schools: Awbrey Park Elementary

We welcome families and neighbors who live in Eugene's Santa Clara neighborhood to be a part of a special project at Awbrey Park Elementary. (We ask others in Lane County to visit 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 14th, 21st at April 4th: Drop-off your materials at Awbrey Park on specified dates ONLY, directly after school from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. Volunteers will be on-site to assist. (Please check below for dates once they are announced.)

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:

After School - 3p to 4p

March 14, 21st, and April 4th

(We will also be at STEM night on March 14th!)


(Materials delivered to Awbrey Park 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?

Thanks for submitting!

NOTE: You can also email us at with questions.