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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
ASK A MASTER RECYCLER
Recycling information from Master Recyclers
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. How do I borrow those reusable
plastic dishes for parties? Is it really
free? Can I use them for family gath-
A. Just call 541-590-0506 and, yes,
it’s free and the Durable Dishware is
available for any event, from family
celebrations to company picnics to
Florence Master Recyclers has col-
lected more than 175 reusable plates,
bowls, glasses, forks, knives, spoons
and napkins — all free for the public
to use and return.
Some serving and holiday table-
ware is also available, along with cof-
Master Recyclers offer this service
to the community to reduce the use of
disposable paper and plastic ware,
which end up in the landfill.
Using durable tableware saves you
money — both in not having to pur-
chase paper or plastic dishes and in
reduced garbage volume, and it helps
the environment, too.
Plus, the retro dish patterns are a
guaranteed conversation starter. Who
wouldn’t prefer to use a sturdy plate
and real cutlery, rather than flimsy
plastic forks and paper plates?
R IVER H OUSE I NN
TripAdvisor, the world’s
largest travel website, has
awarded The River House Inn
its 2015 Hall of Fame Award.
The award recognizes that
The River House Inn has
achieved TripAdvisor’s presti-
gious Certificate of Excellence
for five consecutive years.
BECOMES FIVE - TIME
Of the total winners this
year, only nine percent nation-
wide have qualified for the
Certificate of Excellence Hall
“This is a testament to our
corporate values and the hard
work of our management and
staff,” says Craig Sanders,
Visit us at
Burns’s Riverside Chapel
Florence Funeral Home
Your Community Friend-
for you and your loved ones.
2765 Kingwood St.
To reserve tableware for your next
event, just call the number listed
above. A Master Recycler will help
you complete a one-page loan agree-
ment form and arrange with you to
pick up and return the dishware.
The Durable Dishware program
works on the honor system, with bor-
rowers returning dishes in a clean
condition and replacing any lost
Call 541-590-0506 to use this fun
tableware for your next event!
Q. My neighbor told me I can take
some items to City Hall for recycling,
that I can't put in my home recycling
bin. Where do I take them and what is
A. Your neighbor is correct. There
is a small, self-serve recycling center
in the lobby of Florence City Hall, at
250 Highway 101.
Mom has always been so patient, but now
when I ask her questions she gets angry.
IT’S NOT LIKE HER.
Properties, owners of the inn.
“Our philosophy is all customer
oriented. In fact, our mission
statement for our properties
says ‘To exceed customer
expectations with spotless, rea-
rooms and exceptional cus-
“Wayne and Susan Tripp and
their staff pride themselves in
exquisitely clean rooms and
friendly service, often helping
guests with their travel plans
and recommending all of the
fun things to do in Florence,”
To receive a Certificate of
Excellence from TripAdvisor, a
hotel must demonstrate hospi-
tality excellence and represent
the upper echelon of businesses
listed on TripAdvisor by con-
sistently achieving outstanding
TripAdvisor uses a propri-
etary algorithm that factors in a
variety of user-generated con-
tent. This includes review rat-
An informative bulletin board
above the recycle tubs lists accept-
able and unacceptable items, includ-
ing an easy to understand Yes/No dis-
play with photographs and examples.
Currently accepted items include:
ink cartridges; recyclable batteries —
no alkaline batteries, those go in the
trash; cell phones and batteries —
including rechargeable batteries such
as those used for cordless drills, cam-
eras, laptops, etc.; cork — finally, a
home for that wine cork collection,
no synthetic corks, please; pill bottles
— remove labels with personal infor-
mation and lids; plastic caps — such
as those that twist on with a threaded
neck (shampoo, water, soda, milk,
laundry detergent, pill bottles, etc.)
and flip-top caps like those common-
ly used on ketchup bottles; no mar-
garine container lids, coffee cup lids
T RIP A DVISOR
Florence Master Recyclers are part
of the Lane County Master Recycler
Program, a service of the County’s
Public Works Waste Management
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 com-
monly asked recycling questions.
For more recycling information,
/recycling or www.lanecounty.org/
River House Inn has received the TripCheck Hall of Fame Award after five consecutive
years of Excellence Awards.
ings, overall rating, and quanti-
ty and recency of reviews.
To qualify, The River House
Inn had to maintain an overall
TripAdvisor rating of at least
four out of five with a mini-
Let me Showcase your property.
or caps with metal parts.
A dedicated City of Florence vol-
unteer regularly delivers these mate-
rials to where they can be recycled.
88730 Shoreline Dr – Custom 3 bdrm, 3 bath
home with ocean views. Great room with cozy
woodstove and floor to ceiling windows. Kitchen
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1749 Highway 101 • 541-997-1200
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mum number of reviews and
been listed for at least 12
months. A property’s populari-
ty ranking on TripAdvisor is
also factored into the algo-
The River House Inn is con-
sistently ranked in the top three
hotels in Florence and in the
top 30 percent on the Oregon
The River House Inn was
also named 2015’s Top Hotel or
Inn for Out of Town Guests by
readers of the Siuslaw News,
and received the Florence
Chamber of Commerce’s 2014
Curb Appeal award for out-
standing exterior aesthetics.
“Now, more than ever,
Florence area residents can rec-
ommend the Old Town Inn and
The River House Inn to their
friends and family from out of
town,” said Sanders.
To contact The River House
Inn, at 1202 Bay Street, call
541-997-3933 or visit www.
Landrum featured artist
at Shorewood this month
Residences is featuring local
artist Jan Landrum as the June
Artist of the Month.
Her watercolor paintings
will be on display during the in
the Shorewood dining room
All her paintings are for
Her paintings feature ani-
mals, flowers and portraits.
Landrum will be at
Shorewood (1451 Spruce St.)
for a meet the artist reception
Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m.,
when she will answer ques-
tions about herself and her art.
...need a friend?
Meet V ELVET
William A. Foster, L.D
Ofﬁ ce Manager
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William A. Foster, L.D.
WE CAN HELP.
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about aging and Alzheimer’s.
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM
“Locally Owned and Operated”
Serving the Central Oregon Coast
Emergency Appointments Available
Denture Services, Inc.
524 Laurel Street, Florence
Hello, my name is Velvet.
I came to the shelter 2 yrs
ago with my best friend,
Leo, after our owner died.
I was so upset at losing my
home, I hated everybody!
But the people here were
very patient with me and
I soon came around. My
favorite spot is on a comfy
cat bed, looking out the
window at the Siuslaw river.
Do you think you have a nice window spot for me in your house? BTW, I
love to be brushed and petted but I don’t like chaos and noise, so a quiet
senior home might be best for me.
If you would like to meet Velvet or any of her
friends, please visit us at:
FLORENCE HUMANE SOCIETY
2840 Rhododendron Drive • Florence • 541-997-4277
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