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Winery Recycling Hubs Update

We have added a new HUB in McMinnville!  Thanks to Jackson Family Wines for offering their McMinnville airport facility as a collection point.  We would like to increase participation in our recycling program and hope that this will help.  Please share this information with your winery colleagues who may not be participating.

Note that our recycling partner, Agri-Plas, Inc., continues to operate in a challenging recycling market.  In order to continue accepting material from the HUBS (and wineries in general), we need need your help in adequately sorting the plastics which you drop off.  Please find details below.

Recycle #4 plastics from your winery

Low-density polyethylene (#4 plastic) can show up in the winery as pallet wrap, sheet plastic (on pallets of glass, for example), bubble wrap, some shipping air cushions, cork bags, and more.  Please note that "crinkly" plastic is not recyclable, and colored plastic is not accepted.

LIVE wineries are offering this recycling option for all Willamette Valley wineries (regardless of LIVE status) that do not have a convenient solution for these plastics. To facilitate greater recycling rates, the wineries below have offered to act as recycling hubs, please read the general and hub-specific guidelines that follow, and spread the word.

Please extend a BIG thanks to our hubs when availing of this service.

 

General Guidelines

  • #4 plastic ONLY - Clean / Dry / Clear.  In today's challenging recycling environment, our vendor now requires plastic to be stored indoors and not include colored/opaque plastic.
  • Super-sacks required. Drop your winery’s #4 plastic in super-sacks. These are available from Agri-Plas or from the hubs below.
  • Read hub-specific guidelines below. If you would like to offer your facility as a hub, let us know. 
  • Questions and suggestions can be directed to Kevin Green on behalf of LIVE's winery program. Email kevin@apolloni.com or call 503-914-9160.

 

Recycling Hubs


WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS (8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR 97392)
When: As arranged by inquiry.
Where: Call or email for drop-off location.
Notes:  Randy Hillyer, 503.508.8334, or Email randy.hillyer@wvv.com

LEFT COAST CELLARS (4225 N Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall, OR 97371)
When: Drop off M-F, 9am to 3pm.
Where: Drop super-sacks at winery crush pad.
Notes: Call ahead to notify Joe at 541.231.7969.

JACKSON FAMILY WINES - MAC (173 SE Armory Way, McMinnville, OR 97128)
When: Drop off M-F, 8am to 2pm.
Where: Through gate, turn right around pump house, front of roll-up doors with sign.
Notes: Notify Noel ahead (noel.hinojosa@jfwmail.com), use callbox at gate to open.

DOMAIN DROUHIN OREGON (6750 Breyman Orchards Rd, Dayton, OR 97114)
When: Drop off M-F, 9am to 3pm.
Where: Drop super-sacks at rear of building at bottom near loading dock/pump house.

ELK COVE (27751 NW Olson Rd, Gaston, OR 97119)
When:  Drop off M-F, 9am to 3pm.
Where: Drop super-sacks behind winery, at West end of building.
Notes: Please alert staff member of drop-off.

UNION WINE COMPANY - Packaging Facility
(20700 SW 115th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062)
When: Drop off M-F, 8am to 4pm.
Where: Bins located near loading docks on North side of building.
Notes: Call Jenna Morris to alert to drop-off:  503.427.0253.

 

Recycling Directly w/ Agri-Plas

  • You can take plastics directly to Agri-Plas. M-F, 7:30-4pm (closed 11:30-12:30). 5016 Waconda Road NE, Brooks, OR 97305.
  • What Agri-Plas accepts can change depending on recycling markets.  Call ahead to check.
  • Hard plastic containers are currently accepted. This can include buckets, macrobins, pick bins, etc., as long as they are mostly intact.
  • Pesticide and Herbicide containers. In addition to supporting annual OVS drop-off events, Agri-Plas can accept these materials directly from you.  Triple-rinsed, no caps, no paper labels. 
  • Questions about these other materials can be directed to Agri-Plas (503.390.2381).

Please do not take these other materials to a HUB as only the #4 PE plastics are accepted at the HUBS.

Published on 
Thursday, June 3, 2021