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BIENNIAL

REPORT

WASTE PREVENTION & GREEN BUILDING (WPGB)

CITY OF EUGENE

Making Waste Prevention & Green Building practices the norm in Eugene


WELCOME The future of our community depends on meaningful and transformative progress. We support organizations as agents of positive change by offering technical support, template tools, and incentives to support sustainable practices. This report is a reflection of the work done from July 2015 to June 2017.

1,341 lbs

200+

Eugene businesses of material is created participate in the by the average Love Food Not Waste person in Eugene commercial food waste each year. collection program.

1,435

$5.77

Eugene households participate in the residential food waste collection pilot.

Waste Prevention and Green Building program annual cost per City resident.

Resolved Complaints

148%

year-over-year increase in website hits

162

can placement cases

eugenerecycles.org

1,131

debris, junk, garbage

WPGB Social Spotlight

2,268 916 in FY 2017

in FY 2016

585 1,220 661 followers

followers

followers

139 subscribers


EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Materials Disposed and Recovered Efficiencies at a Glance

36%

Community Spotlight

51%

37,457 tons recycled Commercial 21,258

26,014 tons yard debris composted

56%

of materials are diverted from the landfill

Residential 16,199 tons

Waste Audits WPGB facilitated waste assessments in six city buildings over the past year, including Amazon Pool, the Atrium, and the Eugene Airport

13% 9,275 tons food waste to compost & biogas


WPGB 2016–2017 | Financials & Customer Satisfaction

100%

of WPGB program costs recovered by fees.

$87,000

in grant funding received over the past two years by WPGB.

System Benefit Fee: Roughly $1.5 million/year goes to Lane County in return for operating the landfill, transfer station, and a variety of education programming that aligns with the DEQ’s 2050 Vision for Materials Management.

47%

Funds community organizations with projects supporting our mission

Technical Assistance at a glance

5 Five interns hired over a two-year period to support program management for Love Food Not Waste (L F N W ) and sustainable events.

31

27

Staff delivered refillable water bottle stations to 31 Eugene events, keeping plastic bottles out of the waste stream.

Eugene events sought technical assistance for running a sustainable event locally.

261 Site visits and/or phone calls made to support waste prevention and recovery efforts.


53% Overhead

WPGB Budget

“Besides the obvious environmental pluses, it is also teaching our children and grandchildren the usefulness of composting to preserving the planet.” — Love Food Not Waste Residential Food Waste Collection Customer

90%

of food waste collection pilot participants indicated satisfaction with their current garbage service.

5,400

people reached through Thundercans outreach over the past two years. Thundercans is a program that encourages residents to roll in waste bins from the curb within 24 hours.


WPGB EDUCATION, OUTREACH, ASSISTANCE, AND INCENTIVES

Thundercans

Love Food Not Waste

We Can! Sustainable Events

Bold Steps

Partners In Education

Green Building

Fix It Fairs

Internal Zero Waste

WPGB PROGRAMS: Bold Steps Fix It Fairs Food Waste Prevention Green Building Internal Zero Waste Love Food Not Waste Partners in Education Residential Food Waste Collection Thundercans We Can! Sustainable Events

Food Waste Prevention

Residential Food Waste


Outreach Events

WPGB FUNDS: Organizations in exchange for mission-related programming

15

12

WPGB-led outreach events focused on food waste prevention and sustainable sports

events focused on green building

4J School District Bethel School District BRING Home & Garden Tour BRING RE:think Business Lane County Farmers Market Oregon Sport Summit OSU Extension Services School Garden Project SportsTown Awards ToolBox Project Village School

School Grants Cesar Chavez Elementary Kalapuya High School

Malabon Elementary Village School

Event Sponsorships Association of Oregon Recyclers Bethel Education Foundation Eugene Marathon Lane County Farmers Market Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Association Oregon Sport Summit The Big O USA Track & Field Willamette River Keepers Clean-up


Meet Our Team! MICHAEL WISTH Waste Analyst

STEPHANIE SCAFA Program Manager

ALLIE BREYER Waste Analyst

CIERRA MCGEE

Communication Coordinator

DEVERON MUSGRAVE Sr. Program Coordinator

EUGENERECYCLES.ORG • 541-682-5652

City of Eugene Waste Prevention and Green Building FY 2016-2017 Report  
City of Eugene Waste Prevention and Green Building FY 2016-2017 Report  
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