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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
ASK A MASTER RECYCLER
Take advantage of city’s monthly yard-debris disposal
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. I enjoy gardening and, this time
of year, I generate a lot of clippings
from my yard. I am not interested in
composting this material. Should I
place my plant clippings in the trash?
A. Rather than sending those read-
ily recyclable materials to the land-
fill, consider taking advantage of the
City of Florence monthly yard debris
disposal. You can reduce the amount
of waste going to the Short Mountain
Landfill and the city will compost
those yard clippings for you.
Additionally, plant debris in land-
fills contributes to the production of
methane gas, a harmful “greenhouse”
gas. Yard debris dropped at the city
site is shredded and composted with
Class A biosolids to create the FloGro
soil amendment — which you can
then put back onto your yard!
Plant debris, including leaves,
weeds, grass and tree clippings, is
accepted at the Kingwood entrance to
the airport, Kingwood and 27th
streets, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
third Saturday of each month, May
Disposal costs start at $10 for a
standard pickup truck load. Visit
w w w. c i . f l o r e n c e . o r. u s / p u b l i c
al-days for additional information.
Remaining 2015 yard debris dis-
posal dates are Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and
Modern landfills are highly spe-
cialized facilities that are very expen-
sive to build. The Short Mountain
Landfill went into service in 1976
and is currently expected to continue
to accept waste through 2122; the
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Q. I recently moved into a new
house and the prior owners left sever-
al old tires in the shop. Where can I
get rid of these?
A. Great timing! The Environ-
mental Management Advisory
Committee for the City of Florence
holds a Black and White Recycling
Event each year. This popular event,
now in its fourth year, will be held on
Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., in the Siuslaw High School
The Black and White Event will
accept: tires that are 22 inches or less;
propane tanks that are 5 gallon or
less; and appliances, such as refriger-
ators, stoves, washers, dryers, dish-
microwaves and air conditioners.
All of these items will be accepted
free of charge and will then be
processed and recycled appropriately.
There will be a limit of 10 tires per
household accepted before 1 p.m.
Volunteers will be available to help
unload items. The purpose of the
event is to allow area residents to
safely dispose of these objects, which
are not allowed in the landfill.
While recycling options for these
items exist, a fee is normally charged
to recycle them at the Florence
Transfer Station. For more informa-
tion, visit www.ci.florence.or.us.
Q. Why should I recycle? What’s
in it for me?
A. While there are many valid rea-
sons to recycle, one of the most prac-
tical and popular reasons is to save
money on your garbage bill. You pay
a fee for your curbside garbage serv-
ice, based on the size of trash con-
tainers you fill. Or you pay a fee per
volume of trash at the transfer station.
There is no extra fee for recycling.
Recycling services are included in
Library’s Summer Food fun once again big hit
On Thursday, July 23, the
Friends of the Library
(FOL) sponsored the annual
Summer Food Event, which
concluded the Siuslaw Public
Library’s Adult Summer
More than 40 reading
program participants and
members of the public attend-
ed and enjoyed a panoply of
tastes out of the ordinary.
Members of FOL concoct-
ed more than a dozen unusual,
tasty treats using a number of
the 1,000 or more cookbooks
available in the library.
Tidbits included Kheema
samosas (Indian), dolmades
(Greek), tostones (Caribbean,
Cuban), stuffed cucumbers
(Vienna) and several other
favorites, such as Whoopie
Pies and Mama’s Sweet and
Salty Peanut Brittle.
Those who missed this
event (or those who attended
and want more) can find
recipes for these and other
delicious dishes in the
library’s extensive cookbook
collection in section 641.
Creative food creations during the library’s annual Summer Food event
Other fun events included a
“Play With Your Food” table
that children and adults both
Caterpillars were made
from grapes, pigs from
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O N M A P L E
radishes and octopi from
A number of door prizes
were awarded, including dis-
count book coupons and a
S igns 3
garbage service fees, so by recycling
you will likely be able to switch to a
smaller garbage can, or less frequent
pick up or visits to the transfer sta-
tion, at a lower cost.
The more you recycle, the more
you can reduce the amount of trash
you have to pay to discard.
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
This monthly column, written for
Siuslaw News, answers commonly
asked recycling questions. For more
recycling information, please visit
recycling or www.lanecounty.org/
follow Master Recyclers of Florence
& G R A P
The FOL thanks all the par-
ticipants in this year’s event
and the summer reading pro-
gram. The Friends of the
Library also congratulate the
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