Recycling May Go To Landfill
State regulators are saying that recycling haulers and processors will likely be allowed to dispose of recyclables in the landfill. This is a temporary fix and they will have to meet certain guidelines. The move comes as China, the largest importer of recyclables has quit taking any items that are not clean and have no contamination from non-recyclable materials. Florence companies have already changed their comingled recycling rules for residents and businesses here but now the state Department of Environmental Quality says it is forced to make this decision until a more permanent solution can be found. One of the reasons for the slowdown in recyclables is the price of oil. Demand for recyclable materials increases with oil prices since plastics are a petroleum product. Under the new rules haulers can now process any curbside recycling as trash and remand it to the landfills. The DEQ says it has now heard from more than a dozen haulers asking for relief. They are also encouraging people to buy less products in traditionally recyclable materials, opting for glass and metal options
Auction Covers Florence Property
Lane County is hosting an oral auction of real property on Friday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. in Harris Hall at 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene. Included in the auction are three houses and one mobile home located in Springfield, Cottage Grove and Florence. There are also several unimproved or vacant lots across Lane County that range from a $500 minimum bid to a $75,000 minimum bid. The properties have minimum bid amounts and will not be sold for less than the minimum bid. The properties will be sold on an as-is basis using a quitclaim deed, which passes any title, claim or interest in the property to the buyer without making any representations regarding other claims or liens. Interested bidders must register prior to the start of bidding and are encouraged to arrive early to the auction. Payment must be made with cash, cashier’s checks or certified back checks payable to Lane County.
Missing Keizer Man
The North Bend Police Dept. has turned to the public for assistance in locating a missing Keizer male. According to a news release, Robert Tudorache was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m., at Pony Village Mall in North Bend, after making a freight delivery at the Ross department store. Tudorache is 31-years of age, six-foot in height, weighs 175 lbs., and last seen wearing blue jeans, black stocking cap and dark polo shirt. The freight truck was left unattended. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Bend Police.
Property Taxes Arrive
Lane County taxpayers will receive their 2017-2018 property tax statements beginning on Monday, October 23, 2017. Statements are available online now, as well as information about the county value trends, levy changes, and individual property tax account information, at www.lanecounty.org/AT. The first payment is due on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.