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Block foam recycling event planned for Jan.6

A one-day block foam collection and recycling event is planned for Sunday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until trucks are full), at Waluga Junior High (4700 S.W. Jean Road, Lake Oswego).

Volunteers will be on hand to collect clean and bagged block foam. Types of foam accepted include:

*Expanded Polystyrene, EPS Styrofoam - This foam snaps when you break it and is used as packing material, and peanuts (only those that snap). Colored materials are OK; double bag any peanuts for drop-off. (look for EPS No. 6 recycling symbol)

*Expanded Polypropylene - This foam is harder to break and is often used as packing material for large items. Colored materials are OK. (look for EPP No. 5 recycling symbol)

*Expanded Polyethylene - This foam is spongier and doesn't break or tear. Colored materials are OK. (look for EPP No. 4 recycling symbol)

The cost is $5 per car or pick-up truck load, with half the proceeds going to a charitable cause. Lake Oswego city officials suggest residents coordinate with their neighbors if possible to reduce the number of vehicles heading to the event. For more information, contact Doug Rich at 503-680-0525, or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .