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Winery Recycling Hubs Update - March 2022

We need your help recycling winery plastics and increasing recycling rates.

Our recycling partner, Agri-Plas, Inc. continues to experience a challenging recycling market.  In order to continue accepting material from the Hubs (and wineries in general), we need your help in adequately sorting the plastics which you drop off. 

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.

NO Labels
NO Tape
NO Trash / Trash bags
NO Strapping 
NO Papers
NO Corks
NO Plastic moulds / hard plastic
NO Crinkly plastic / label backing

LIVE wineries are continuing this recycling option for all Willamette Valley wineries (regardless of LIVE membership status). To facilitate greater recycling rates, a few wineries have offered to act as recycling Hubs, including one in McMinnville!  Please read the general and Hub-specific guidelines that follow, and spread the word.

 

General Guidelines

  • #4 plastic ONLY - Clean / Dry / Clear.  In today's challenging recycling environment, our vendor now asks plastic to be stored indoors and must be clear.
  • Super-sacks are required. Drop your winery’s #4 plastic in super-sacks. These are available from Agri-Plas or from the HUBs below.
    • PLEASE - DO NOT leave plastic loose at a Hub. If neither you nor your local Hub have a super-sack available, please stop by Agri-Plas directly to drop off your plastic and get some super-sacks for your facility.
  • 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.  Additionally, you can call or drop off at Agri-Plas directly (503.390.2381; 5016 Waconda Rd NE, Brooks).

 

Current Recycling Hubs - March 2022

WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS (8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR 97392)
When: As arranged by inquiry.
Where: Call or email for drop-off location.
Notes:  Contact Brandon Shelby:  541.990.5085, Email:  brandon.shelby@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: Drop super-sacks at rear of building at bottom near loading dock/pump house.
Notes: Notify Noel ahead at: (noel.hinojosa@jwfmail.com).

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: 484.889.7309.

 

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 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022