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Waste Matters Radio Show
Marion County Environmental Services is currently hosting a half hour radio show,
Waste Matters: On the Air,
every other Thursday at 1 pm to educate and engage residents on issues surrounding waste and how to prevent it.
Tune into KMUZ 88.5 FM in the South Salem/Turner area or listen live on
or with the TuneIn radio app for smart phones and tablets.
A preview of each show will be featured on our
the morning of each broadcast.
The schedule of shows for 2014 is listed below.
Live links below will allow you to listen or download past shows. We welcome any feedback at
Mid-Valley Green Awards
February 13, 2014
Guest Michelle Cordova, Executive Director of the Straub Environmental Center, highlights nominees and the schedule for the 2014 Mid-Valley Green Awards.
Why Does Waste Matter?
February 27, 2014
Guest Bailey Payne, a waste reduction coordinator with Marion County Environmental Services, discusses the impacts waste has on our planet and its people.
March 13, 2014
Guests Jessica Ramey and Carlee Wright with DIY Studio discuss the fast-expanding world of creative reuse, also known as “upcycling”, where ordinary discards (trash or recyclables) are turned into fabulous new art, jewelry, furniture…you name it!
DEQ Vision 2050 for Materials Management
March 27, 2014
Guest David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, describes the Vision 2050 plan for how waste and other materials will be managed in the future which includes much more emphasis on the “upstream” processes where materials are harvested, manufactured, transported, etc.
Earth Day Fair
April 10, 2014
Guest Rachel Elmer with the Oregon Garden previews what is in store for this year’s Earth Day Fair on Saturday April 19th.
EarthWISE Certification Program
April 24, 2014
Guest Alan Pennington, Waste Reduction Coordinator with Marion County Environmental Services, discusses Marion County’s EarthWISE certification program which recognizes businesses that demonstrate sustainable practices in waste reduction, recycling, water conservation and energy conservation.
May 8, 2014
Guest Bonnie White, composting expert, discusses the basics of getting started with a backyard compost pile to help reduce kitchen and yard waste and create great home-produced fertilizer for your garden.
May 22, 2014
Topic: Food Recovery
Guest Rick Gaupo, President and CEO of Marion Polk Food Share, discusses how MPFS is capturing extra food before it becomes waste and getting it to those most in need.
Reclaimed Building Materials
June 5, 2014
Topic: Reclaimed Building Materials
Guest Rich Jacobson, Director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, discusses how the ReStore helps divert usable building materials from the waste stream to support their mission to build affordable homes for those in need.
Sustainability in Correctional Institutions
June 19, 2014
Guest Chad Naugle, sustainability coordinator for Oregon Department of Corrections, discusses how State of Oregon correctional facilities are focusing on sustainability to help the environment, their bottom line and their adults in custody gain green job skills.
July 3, 2014
Guest Laurice Riddell, organizer of
Cherry City Food Swappers
walks us through a typical food swapping event, and gives tips for participating in one.
July 17, 2014
Topic: Curbside Recycling
Guest Todd Irvine, General Manager of the
Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association
delves into everything you wanted to know about curbside recycling.
Sustainability in Higher Education
July 31, 2014
Guest Joe Abraham, Director of the
Willamette University Sustainability Institute
talks about ways Willamette University is working to lessen its environmental footprint.
August 14, 2014
Guest: Jane Poznar, Pringle Creek Community
August 28, 2014
Guest: Tyson Keever, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel
Household Hazardous Waste
September 11, 2014
Host Beth Myers-Shenai, a waste reduction coordinator with Marion County, chats with guest Jeff Bickford, Marion County’s Environmental Services Division Supervisor, to learn how the county deals with hazardous wastes.
Creative Reuse of Old Wood
September 25, 2014
Bruce Wadleigh, founder of Barnwood Naturals, shares the ins and outs of how his company turns old barnwood into new products.
Ups and Downs of Commercial Sorting and Handling of Recycled Materials
October 9, 2014
Pete Grell, recycling wizard for Garten Services, gives us the scoop on the how and why of sorting recycled goods after businesses and residents place these items in their blue bins.
Commercial Composting Efforts in the Salem Community
October 23, 2014
Art Kuenzi of Suburban Garbage and Griselda Puga of Marion County discuss commercial, residential, and Salem-Keizer School District composting of food wastes.
Restaurant and Hotel Waste Reduction
November 6, 2014
Guests: Kristi Reed, The Grand Hotel in Salem, and Sherry Miotke, Bentley's Grill
The "Food: Too Good To Waste" Campaign
November 20, 2014
Guests: Ashley Zanolli, Environmental Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region10
Oregon Green Schools
December 4, 2014
December 18, 2014
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