John Matthews: Recycling Rock Star

Since the very first Earth Day in 1970, John Matthews has been a recycling pioneer. At that first Earth Day he started collecting recyclable cans and hasn’t stopped since!

He’s been with Garten Services for 33 years, and has been instrumental in creating their massive recycling program.

John has recently been awarded a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award from Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center. “It has been fun to be a part of helping make Oregon the number one recycling state in the country—and keep it there.”

Thank you, John, for your sustained commitment to making our community and the world a better place to live!