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Bring your bucket to Newport Avenue Market this Saturday and get some free compost.  The Market, along with Deschutes Recycling is hosting the free giveaway for the second time.

 

Spokesperson Allyn Jeans says the Market began composting all the produce, food and floral scraps that they couldn't sell and have found their trash has been reduced by about 60%.

 

She says the giveaway is to help people learn more about composting.  "I think the big thing was just seeing the change in our habits and really cutting down on waste. And seeing a product come full circle, allowing customers to see, and even employees see that process."

 

Jeans says the event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and ends when all the compost is gone.  You must bring your own 5 gallon bucket for the compost.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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