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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.
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.
Eugene households participate in the residential food waste collection pilot.
Waste Prevention and Green Building program annual cost per City resident.
year-over-year increase in website hits
can placement cases
debris, junk, garbage
WPGB Social Spotlight
2,268 916 in FY 2017
in FY 2016
585 1,220 661 followers
EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Materials Disposed and Recovered Efficiencies at a Glance
37,457 tons recycled Commercial 21,258
26,014 tons yard debris composted
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 2016â€“2017 | Financials & Customer Satisfaction
of WPGB program costs recovered by fees.
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 DEQâ€™s 2050 Vision for Materials Management.
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.
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.
“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
of food waste collection pilot participants indicated satisfaction with their current garbage service.
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
Love Food Not Waste
We Can! Sustainable Events
Partners In Education
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
WPGB FUNDS: Organizations in exchange for mission-related programming
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 Natâ€™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
DEVERON MUSGRAVE Sr. Program Coordinator
EUGENERECYCLES.ORG â€¢ 541-682-5652