Informational Displays and Literature

Not need to reinvent the wheel for your outreach project! 

There are many display kits and literature sources for your informational table or presentation. Some topics are very general such as compost and worm bins and so it doesn’t matter too much where you check out your kit or find literature. However, if you are doing a display or presentation on curbside recycling, you should check out the kit and literature from that jurisdiction as bins, sorting and messages vary slightly from city to city. 

You are encouraged to include Master Recycler information at all of your presentations and tables. Always wear your name tag. There are also Master Recycler banners for Portland, Washington County and Clackamas County.

questions to ask when checking out equipment and materials:

  • How many attendees are expected at the event, and what quantity of materials will you need?
  • Will the audience at my event want a lot of a particular type of information — such as more Spanish materials or more materials about green cleaners?
  • Do I need to borrow a canopy, table and chairs, or will event organizers provide them?
  • Is the event outdoors or indoors?
  • What is the weather forecast?
  • Do I have enough room to put screens or display stands next to my table, behind my table or just enough room for on top of a table?
  • Do I want an activity at the table or do I want to just give away information, answer questions, or engage them as they come by?
  • Can I drop-off equipment and materials near where I set-up or will I have to carry them a distance?
  • When do I have time to pick-up and drop-off equipment and materials?