St. Vincent de Paul does so much more than recycling. Watch this video to learn how we're changing the economics of community health.
St. Vincent de Paul does so much more than recycling. Watch this video to learn how we're changing the economics of community health.
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Recycling in 2017

In 2017 St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County diverted the following from disposal in landfills:

Scrap Metal: 8,786,652 lbs.
Textiles: 7,480,000 lbs.
Books: 3,749,480 lbs.
Wood Waste: 7,060,000 lbs.
Glass: 15,820 lbs.
E-waste: 1,098,440 lbs.
Shoes/Belts/Purses: 164,307 lbs.
Plastic: 218,786 lbs.
Polyurethane Foam: 1,649,345 lbs.
Paper/ Cardboard/ Magazines: 126,390 lbs.
Media: 66,431 lbs.
Styrofoam: 73,060 lbs.

Our operations in Lane County and California recycled 353,000 mattress pieces, affirming that St. Vincent de Paul is the no. 1 mattress recycler in the world!

Total Weight of Stuff Diverted from landfills in 2017:
30,488,270 lbs.

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Recycling and Manufacturing

St. Vincent de Paul is an internationally recognized leader in developing recycling-based businesses. These businesses have a quadruple bottom line: they responsibly reuse and recycle products; provide quality goods and services to the community; provide jobs and job training; and generate revenue to fund our charitable activities.

Mattress Recycling
St. Vincent de Paul is the world leader in mattress recycling. DR3, our mattress-recycling program in California, was the first commercially viable program in the world. Today, with operations in Livermore, Woodland and Stockton, California and Eugene, Oregon, we are the largest mattress recycler in North America. Learn more about Mattress Recycling>

Appliance Recycling
Appliance repair and recycling has been an integral part of St. Vincent de Paul’s mission since 1955. Learn more about Appliance Recycling>

Aurora Glass
Aurora Glass creates architectural accents, gift products and custom awards from recycled window glass. To order products, visit Aurora Glass at www.AuroraGlass.org and Aurora Glass Awards at www.AuroraGlassAwards.org. Learn more about Aurora Glass>

Candle Wax Recycling
Ecofire© is a simple fire starter made from recycled cotton and paraffin from unsaleable candles. Brick-O-Wax is recycled paraffin for candlemakers and other crafters. Learn more about wax recycling>

Dogma Pet Beds
Dogma Pet Beds are ecofriendly and ideal for dogs and cats of all sizes.  Your dog or cat deserves a really good bed! Learn more about Dogma Pet Beds>

Electronics Recycling
Nothing piles up faster than electronics and their respective components and chargers. We'll do the untangling! Learn more about electronics recycling>

Recycled Wiping Rags
St. Vincent de Paul sells wiping rags, cut from cotton tee shirts and clothing that we are unable to sell. Wipers come in 10 lb. or 50 lb. boxes. See prices and more info>

Styrofoam Recycling
St. Vincent de Paul is now Lane County’s only destination for recycling Styrofoam. Learn more about Styrofoam Recycling>