The Conservation Commission consists of nine voting members including one representative each from the solid waste franchisee for the City, Southern Oregon University, and the Ashland School District, and six other voting members.
The powers, duties and responsibilities of the Commission are to educate and advocate for the wise and efficient use of resources by the City of Ashland and Ashland citizens.
- Recycling, source reduction and solid waste/landfill issues;
- Electric conservation issues;
- Water conservation issues;
- Resource conservation issues;
- New power resource decisions, but not decisions involving wholesale power contracts;
- Renewable Resource decisions;
- Education of citizens about resource efficiency issues
Commission News & Events
Fall 2014 Plastic Round-up
Friday & Saturday, October 24-25, 9:00-4:00
Jackson County Expo, Gate 1-1/2
Nursery pots, bubble wrap, baling twine, snack food bags, discs, irrigation components, lawn chairs and toys are among the long list of plastics accepted for recycling at the Jackson County Plastic Round-up. Gather plastic from your home, garden, garage and business to keep it out of the landfill, and have it recycled into new materials.
Only clean, presorted plastic will be accepted. Pre-sort plastic into three categories: soft plastic, hard plastic, and nursery plastic. There will be a residential fee of $5.00 per household; the fee for large loads and businesses is $5.00 per yard.
Note that we can no longer accept video cassettes, tapes or 8-tracks.
Please keep leaves out of the landfill and from clogging the storm drains to our streams. Take advantage of these programs:
Free Leaf Drop-Off: Sundays, November 16 and December 7.
Bring your leaves to the Ashland Recycle Center on Water St. between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Paid Leaf Bag Program: November and December only – Come to the Recology Ashland Sanitary Service office at 170 Oak St. to purchase (5) Pre-paid bags for $14.50. Ashland & Talent residents can purchase bags at an additional discount (5 for $10.00) from October 20 - November 3. Quanities limited to two sets per household and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thanks to the cities of Talent & Ashland Public Works, Ashland Conservation Commission & Recology Ashland Sanitary Service. For more information go to www.RecologyAshlandSanitaryService.com or call 541- 482-1471.
Conservation Commission links:
Commission Goals for 2013-2014
Urban Composting Classes
For a complete list of the various conservation programs available to residents and businesses within Ashland, please go to www.ashland.or.us/conserve
||Length of Term
Meets 4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Community Development Building, 51 Winburn Way
Members (3 year terms expiring April 30)
|Roxane Beigel-Coryell||SOU Representative|
|Risa Buck||Recology Representative|
|Adam Hanks||Staff Liaison|
|Jim Hartman||School District Representative|
|Rich Rosenthal||Council Liaison|
|Shel Silverberg||Commissioner - Vice Chair||04/01/2013||03/31/2017|
|Mark Weir||Commissioner - Chair||11/15/2011||04/30/2015|
Conservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Meeting of the Conservation Commission. Rescheduled due to holidays. (Read more)
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