Business Resources

Offices, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial buildings generate significant amounts of waste. Here are tools and resources to help reduce costs, save resources and improve sustainability.

NOTICE: Retail food businesses in Eugene can only provide single-use straws, utensils, stirrers and condiment packaging upon customer request. For information about the new ordinance, view more.

Office Recycling

Bold Steps Award

The Bold Steps Award recognizes Eugene-based sustainable businesses.

Winning businesses receive marketing assistance including print ads and a professionally produced video, as well as recognition from the Mayor and community members at the annual State of the City event.  

To qualify for consideration for the Bold Steps award, businesses must be certified through the Rethink program which offers businesses free, on-site consultation to reduce waste and save money.

Electronic Waste

NextStep Recycling provides electronic reuse and recycling services; offers free pick-up for businesses who want to donate and/or recycle their unwanted electronics. Donations are tax deductible. For more information visit, NextStep or call (541)686-2366.

Next Step

Preventing Food Waste

Tools and resources to help food service businesses reduce costs, save resources and improve sustainability. View more!

Rethink Business Program - Free Consultation!

Lane County in partnership with BRING offers free technical assistance, advice and resources to help businesses reduce waste and save money. Expert advisers conduct an onsite assessment and provide customized reports detailing opportunities to conserve resources. For more information on how your business can achieve rethink certification, visit or call (541)746-3023.