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The Plastic Project

Next Collection

Next plastic collection is June 15th 2024, 10am-1pm.

First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls, McMinnville.

Planet Made of Plastic
What is The Plastic Project?

Founded in 2021, our mission has been to reduce plastic waste in Yamhill County.


Why do we need The Plastic Project?

Plastic curbside recycling is very limited, so we collect hard-to-recycle containers to keep them out of incinerators and landfills.


What kind of projects do you have?

  • We host plastic education events in the community

  • We specialize in plastic waste consultation

  • We can help you with your special events

  • and we're always expanding our collection opportunities



How can you help us collect plastic?

Bring your non-curbside items sorted and bagged separately. Plastic must be clean and dry to be accepted.
Combine smaller bags together into a large paper grocery bag.

$4 per full paper grocery bag. Cash or Check accepted.

We recycle:

  • Straws & Utensils

  • Bread bag clips

  • Plastic screw-on caps

  • Clear (no color) #1 PET plastic

  • #2 HDPE plastic

  • #4 LDPE plastic

  • #5 PP plastic

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept #6 PS plastic. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Contact us:

Girls Carrying a Recycling Bin

How to: sorting plastic for The Plastic Project collection

June 15, 2024 - 10am to 1pm

Plastic Collection Event,

First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls, McMinnville

*unfortunately we cannot accept #6 or styrofroam until further notice

October 5, 2024 - 10am to 1pm

Plastic Collection Event,

First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls, McMinnville

The Plastic Project team will also be at the McMinnville Thursday Farmers Market every week to answer your questions.


For more information:


Trash on Beach

A look at our collection events

Want to join us? Volunteer!


· Collection events · Fundraising · Speaking programs/Storytelling · Attend civic meetings

· Legislation and lobbying · Event booth staffing · Planning · Citizen action · Industry consulting · Grant writing


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --- Margaret Mead

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