Recycle your PakTech can handle
We put a great deal of thought into the packaging for our 4-packs of cans. We chose the PakTech recycled handles for a few reasons:
- they are made from 96% recycled HDPE plastic (keep recycling your #2 plastics!)
- they are made just down the highway in Eugene, OR which means local jobs and a smaller footprint getting to our doors
- PakTech is as focused on going green as Hopworks with a high-efficiency facility and deep attention to their impact
Because we know you are looking to “Do What You Can,” we are providing a guide to recycling those PakTech handles.
Get your wooden nickel: For those of you in Portland, we’ll even make it worth your while to bring them back to either Hopworks Urban Brewery or Hopworks BikeBar. For every Hopworks handle you bring back, we will happily give you a wooden nickel worth a quarter ($0.25)** towards your next pint – up to the price of a pint or 19 handles in a single visit.
Thanks for pitching in!
** – The fine print: this offer is extended to retail customers and not for licensed establishments or businesses reselling HUB. Also, while we are happy to take and recycle PakTech handles from other breweries, we won’t give you a credit for them. Finally, we will limit your credit to the price of a pint: $4.75 or 19 nickels for handles.
Outside of Portland, you still have options to keep the handles out of the landfill. We’ve done our homework and now present you with the following options for recycling:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Westcoast Plastic Recycling Inc.
2480 Shell Rd #3
Richmond, BC V6H 2P1
On the word of “Ask Evelyn,” you can drop your PakTech handles in the CURBSIDE BIN! Kudos to you Seattle for making it easy!
Two transfer stations operated by Waste Connections will take sorted #2 plastics:
Central Transfer & Recycling Center
11034 NE 117th Ave
Sat & Sun 8am-4pm
WestVan Material Recovery Center
6601 NW Old Lower River Rd
Fri & Sat 8am-4pm
Of course, you could pile a few up and use that as an excuse to come down to Hopworks!
If you aren’t listed here you can always contact your local waste hauler or solid waste department to get directions on where to recycle. If all else fails, send us an email and we’ll see if we can find out more!