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Cutting Waste in Deschutes County

Learn what we can do to reduce waste in our community.

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Know Future: The Future of Waste in Deschutes County

Learn what we can do to reduce waste in our community. As more people move to Deschutes County, more and more trash is being created for drop-off at the nearly full Knott Landfill. Ani Kasch, the Rethink Waste program manager at the Environmental Center, will share her insight.
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Know Future: The Future of Waste in Deschutes County
Tue., March 10, 12:30pm.
Sunriver Public Library, 56855 Venture Ln., Sunriver.
Free.

Local Businesses Win Grants to Cut Waste

The Rethink Waste project offers local businesses a way to voluntarily cut output of plastic, or overall waste, even further. Last month, The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste project awarded five grants to local businesses looking to support waste reduction. 

The project awarded grants to:

-Council on Aging of Central Oregon to start using reusable bags for its Meals on Wheels program

-Central Oregon Community College to design and install signage that educates people about recycling contamination

-SCP Hotel in Redmond – to start an on-site composting program

-Taco Del Mar in Bend and Redmond to replace single-use disposable dishware and utensils with reusables for people eating in

-Sunriver Owner’s Association to replace Styrofoam coffee cups with reusable coffee mugs in its Sunriver SHARC Bite cafe

The next round of small grants from the Rethink Waste project will open this fall. Information is available at rethinkwasteproject.org

About The Author

Nicole Vulcan

Nicole Vulcan has been editor of the Source since 2016. (Blame her for everything since then.) Favorite car: A Trek commuter bike. Favorite cat: An adopted dog who looks like a Jedi master. Favorite things, besides responding to your comments: Downton Abbey re-runs, Aretha Franklin albums, and pink wine.

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