New Recyling company prevented from coming to OC
Ridwell’s service got squashed!
Landfilling is Not Sustainable: A New company was set to pick up things we can’t recycle elsewhere.
You can help by letting our local officials know why Ridwell is important to you, and that you want them to immediately find a solution that enables Ridwell’s services to resume as quickly as possible. Contact Clackamas County legislators: please click here.
They currently serve 8,000 families in Portland and Beaverton, and they have already made a truly inspiring impact there. Why can’t we have this environmentally responsible service too? They have already prevented this from going into the landfill:
- 46,000 lbs. of Plastic film
- 6,000 lbs. of Lightbulbs
- 20,000 lbs. of Batteries
- 65,000 lbs. of Threads
- 4,000 lbs. of Styrofoam
Clamshells were not recyclable anywhere in Oregon and were the #1 request from Ridwell members. You can learn more about how it works in this KGW news story that aired. The Oregonian also covered the news and spoke to representatives from the City of Portland about how they were able to find space for Ridwell to operate alongside other recycling services.
Like plastic film, batteries, light bulbs, threads, and all of their featured categories, any new additions to their service will be a complement to any curbside services already being provided.
In addition to adding new categories, their team is working hard to get approval to get past this hurdle. They will begin providing service as soon as they can get the green light from our city officials. Our job is to put pressure on them!
Collect hard-to-recycle items in your Ridwell bags: They give you bags to store your batteries, light bulbs, plastic film, and threads. These are your core categories! These are things we dispose of everyday without a good recycling or reuse solution. But Ridwell can help us with that!
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