Consumption and Waste
June 2020 - present, styrofoam collection at the Farmer's Market (collecting two-four truckloads a month)
Volunteer involvement at the Farmer's Market, drivers & informational hosts at the table
Volunteer web-site development, Mike Ashland for initial development
Collaboration with Marion County's Master Recyling Program, promoting best practices for recycling, engaging knowledgable volunteers at our table
Winter 2021-Volunteer local arborist collaborates with us at the Farmer's Market, for a free-baby-oak's give-away after the February 12th Ice Storm. He also worked with the Silverton School District and organized a community "Tree Planting" event at Mark Twain School
Spring 2021- Beyond Bins Community Initiative, to promote awareness of what we already do to promote a healthy environment, to involve businesses in an collaborative effort to be involved with local, eco-friendly products, and also to reward community participation in the Beyond Bins Bingo activity, by their donation of gifts.
Summer 2021 - Community Survey to engage Silvertonians in conversation regarding environmental "quality of life" concerns in Silverton.
Summer 2021- Volunteer for Web-site Development, continued by Darrel Smith, includes City Energy Goals and documents, and energy data and articles.
Fall 2021 - Volunteer for Informational Newsletter, with a graphic artist background and a Sustainability Master's Degree.
Winter 2022 - A Willamette University Intern, collecting data from surveys and connecting volunteers with community projects through SSCoalition, researching regional resources to inform community.
Winter 2022 -Collaboration with the Pudding River Watershed Council at the Farmer's Market for a "Native Plant Give-Away" Over two-hundred shrubs and trees were donated to the community.
Spring 2022- 200 Native Plants "Give Away", Dogwood & Salmon Berry plants donated by Pudding River River at the Farmer's Market.
Sustainable Silverton Projects:
Farmer's Market recycling (update) We continue to take on the first Saturday of the Month the following:
To recycle into other products
White Block Styrofoam, not with heavy glue, or dirty. Please remove cardboard and tape.
All Number 6 plastics (oyster shells type, mushroom containers, coffee lids, clear plastic silverware, see our photos at the booth for all number 6).
To collect for other local recycling locations
batteries (in sandwich zip-lock bags)
No yogurt containers (as of yet)
To redistribute to local businesses
4-5" planting pots
1 gallon planting pots
***New items: mailed to Terracycle Company to recycle
A community volunteer is offering to send the following items to Terracycle, who recycles them. A small donation will be appreciated for the cost of shipping. See the newsletter on the website for complete details or stop by the booth with questions.
Wax Cartons, with or without caps: cleaned, dried, flattened
used pens, markers, glue sticks, water-color paint sets --any brand
razors --any brand, including packaging
Bert's Bee products
The Farmer's Market:
Held every Saturday year-round, minus major holidays.
The Winter Location: held indoors at the Friend's Church, Eureka Street, in Silverton, November through April. Hours: 10:00-12:30pm
The Spring/Summer/Fall Location: held in the outdoor parking lot of the Methodist Church on Main Street, May-October 9:00-1pm
Stop by the booth to ask questions about other recyclable items, such as electronics, and find out other upcoming events sponsored by the Sustainable Silverton Coalition, working towards a healthy community.
Volunteers are welcome and needed at this booth until we find a better solution for recycling material! Please let the folks at the table know if and when you are available. We would greatly appreciate help at the booth and have a better resource list of drivers.
Contact Action Team Leader: Kelley Morehouse for more information on Reuse, Repair, Recycle and volunteering! email firstname.lastname@example.org