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    SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
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ASK A MASTER RECYCLER
What’s going on green in Florence?
S USY L ACER , M ASTER R ECYCLER
A MONTHLY COLUMN OF RECYCLING INFORMATION
PROVIDED BY F LORENCE M ASTER R ECYCLERS
For the Siuslaw News
Q. Aren’t plastic grocery bags
recyclable? Why can’t I put them in
my curbside bin?
A. Most plastic grocery-type bags
are recyclable, but only if taken to a
bag recycling bin at a grocery store or
at the Transfer Station.
If included in your curbside bin,
the bags make a serious mess in the
equipment used to sort commingled
recycled materials. The lightweight
bags get caught in rollers and belts,
prevent items from being sorted accu-
rately, and slow processing by requir-
ing frequent stops to clean the equip-
ment.
If the bags don’t end up jamming
the conveyor system, they often are
caught between flat papers or boxes,
then baled and sent to a paper plant
where they clog filters and machines,
creating further problems.
You can watch a short video and
see how curbside recycling is sorted
at www.lanecounty.org/commingle
drecycling; it’s very informative.
We’re fortunate in Florence that
most grocery stores offer a bin near
the main doors where you can recycle
your clean, dry plastic grocery bags.
Just don’t put them, or any plastic
film-type items, in your curbside bin!
Q. When is the next Household
Hazardous Waste pick-up in
Florence?
A. Just in time for spring cleaning!
Twice each year Lane County Public
Works, along with the City of
Florence, sponsors a convenient, free
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Roundup here. The spring event is
this weekend, Friday, April 10, from
noon to 5 p.m., and again Saturday,
April 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Staff from the county’s year-round
hazardous waste collection center in
Glenwood will be at the Florence
Transfer Station, 2820 Rhododend-
ron Drive, to accept the following
items: household cleaners, lawn and
garden chemicals, car care products,
arts and craft supplies, fluorescent
lamps over four feet long, paint, fuel,
solvents and poisons.
They appreciate it if you leave
materials in the original containers; it
helps staff know how to store and dis-
pose of them safely.
Also note, these items are NOT
accepted at the event: any container
over five gallons, asbestos, radioac-
tive waste or explosives. Don’t bring
your empty containers, either — they
can just be thrown in the trash.
Businesses that generate small
amounts of hazardous waste may be
able to take advantage of this event in
Florence also. They will need to pre-
register and will pay a fee for the dis-
posal.
Call 541-682-4120 for details.
In case you don’t know, oil,
antifreeze, batteries and sharps (nee-
dles) are accepted year round at the
Transfer Station. Fluorescent lamps
that are four feet or less in length can
be recycled year round at Florence
True Value, 1750 Highway 126.
And the Habitat ReStore, 2016
Highway 101, now offers recycling
for architectural paint, stain, primer,
sealers, lacquers and varnishes year
round too.
Check out the City of Florence
website at www.ci.florence.or.us and
search for Hazardous Waste or Paint
for more information, or call 541-
997-8237.
If you like to plan ahead, the fall
HHW event is generally the second
weekend in October.
Q. Is Florence holding a Green
Fair this year?
A. Yes! The Sixth Annual Green
Fair will be Saturday, May 2, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Florence Events
Center.
The theme this year is “Growing
Up Green, Kids Protecting Florence.”
The first 100 kids in the door will
receive a free Recycle Superhero
Cape. Plan to attend this exciting
event, featuring a Kids Zone, local
produce, community organizations
and green businesses.
This year’s fair will be full of prac-
tical information, hands-on education
and inspiration on living green —
how to make changes to your lifestyle
that are environmentally friendly and
sustainable.
Visit www.florencegreenfair.com
for details.
___________________________
Florence Master Recyclers are
part of the Lane County Master
Recycler Program, a service of the
County’s Public Works Waste Man-
agement Division since 2002. The
mission of the MR program is to
bridge the gap between awareness
and action by motivating people to
reduce solid waste at home, work and
play.
This monthly column, written for
The Siuslaw News, answers recycling
questions. For more recycling infor-
mation, please visit www.ci.flo-
rence.or.us/building/ recycling or
www.lanecounty.org/Departments/P
W/WMD/Recycle or follow Master
Recyclers of Florence on Facebook.
Artists sought for Siuslaw Marina enhancement project
The Florence Public Art
Steering Committee, a sub-
committee of the Florence
Regional Arts Alliance, is
requesting proposals for one
piece of artwork to be placed at
the western end of the Port of
Siuslaw Marina in the land-
scaped section facing Bay
Street.
This location provides high
visibility from both Bay Street
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and the Port property. It should
be designed to provide an
attractive and impactful imp-
ression of the port and Old
Town to both local residents
and visitors.
The piece is intended to be
the first in a series of public art
pieces to be placed in strategic
locations throughout the city,
following consultation and
approval from City leaders and
the formation of a permanent
Public Art Committee.
Design specifications and
guidelines include:
• Artwork must present a
theme consistent with this par-
ticular location at the end of the
Port — that is, a nautical design
that could, for example, incor-
porate marine life, aviary,
boats, etc. (these are examples
only), and should recognize
items and species that are spe-
cific to the Pacific Northwest.
• To
ensure
maximum
impact and visibility, the piece
should stand between eight and
10 feet tall and could be up to
four feet in diameter. The port
will provide a base for the
piece.
• Each work will be evaluat-
ed to ensure that it does not
present a hazard to public safe-
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Toasted Almond Parsley Salad:
Mince the shallot and add to a small bowl.
Pour the vinegar over the shallots and add a
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Roughly chop the capers, parsley and
almonds and add to the shal-
lots. Add the olive oil, tasting
as you go. Mix again and
adjust the seasonings.
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to fraaoregon@gmail.com, and
the deadline is Sunday, May 31.
Members of the committee
will review all entries and
determine the final design,
which will be announced by
June 15. The selected artwork
will be purchased from the
artist for a final price of $7,000,
and the design and finished
piece will become and remain
the exclusive property of the
Port of Siuslaw.
Submissions not selected
remain the sole property of the
artist.
The artist is responsible for
delivering the finished piece to
the designated site at a time and
date determined by the commit-
tee, but no later than Sept. 30.
At that time, ownership of the
piece will transfer from the
artist to the Port of Siuslaw and
payment will be made.
A complete copy of this
notice is available online at
www.fraaoregon.org.
Community Chorus presents
‘Hooray for Hollywood’
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ty, and must conform to ADA
standards.
The committee will place a
small plaque in an appropriate
place, not to detract from the
artwork, to recognize the artist
and donors who made the pur-
chase of the artwork possible.
Submission and selection
criteria is as follows:
• Submissions should in-
clude a resume of the artist,
including references, that out-
lines the artist’s experience
with public and/or outdoor art,
including pictures of finished
work and details of where and
when it was done and pricing.
Artists should submit a visu-
al representation of their pro-
posal in pdf or jpeg format.
• All submissions must be e-
mailed with the following
information to be considered
eligible: Full name, address,
email, phone number and date
of birth.
• Submissions should be sent
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At 2 p.m. on May 3, a musi-
cal performance called “Hoo-
ray for Hollywood” will be
presented by the Community
Chorus of Florence Oregon
(CCFO) at the Florence Events
Center.
The program, under the
baton of interim director Paul
Guthmuller, will include many
songs from popular motion
pictures of the past. In addition
to a medley of favorite tunes,
the chorus will sing several
other
unusual
favorites,
including the theme from the
James Bond series of movies.
Special guests performing
at the concert include Florence
favorite the Flo Tones. In addi-
tion, The Siuslaw Children’s
Choir, consisting of students in
grades three to six, will also
perform. Elise Arnold will
direct both the children’s choir
and the Chorus’ James Bond
theme.
The May concert will high-
light the Chorus’ scholarship
program and recipient(s) will
be announced.
Tickets for the concert are
available at the Florence Event
Center and are $15 for adults,
with children under 18 years
of age admitted free.
For more information or
tickets, call the FEC at 541-
997-1994 or visit www.event
center.org, or the Community
Chorus at www.community
chorusflorenceor.org.
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