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Educating community members about where our waste goes and why it’s so important to generate less of it has always been an important part of BRING’s work. That’s why we offer a range of educational programs and tours to schools, community groups and civic organizations. Have you ever wondered if one is right for the kids in your life? Here’s a glimpse at what happens on one of our most “popular” tours. Every year BRING takes hundreds of local students to Lane County’s Glenwood transfer station and Short Mountain Landfill. Although each trip generates plenty of complaints about bad smells

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Nationwide, construction and demolition waste accounts for about one-third of materials destined for landfill disposal. In addition to costing owners and contractors needlessly and straining the capacity of municipal waste-disposal systems, this category of “C+D” waste often includes a lot of reusable and reclaimable materials. BRING is tackling the problem of C+D waste disposal with a pilot program designed to recover waste at its point of origin and find ways to reuse it. In much the same way that recyclables are diverted from regular refuse at the home and individual business level, waste materials generated during the deconstruction and new

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We aim to offer the best selection of used materials at a fair price. Price depends on age, condition, and demand for an item. Goal: 10%-75% of new retail price. For one-of-a-kind or obsolete items, price is based on condition and demand. We research the competition: local retailers, catalogs, Internet, eBay, and other re-use outlets. Think we’re wrong? It happens. Ask to talk to a manager. We’re glad to show you how we arrived at a price. If we’ve made an error, we’ll correct it.

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