Beaverton Kits

Location: Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way. Park in one of the 15 minutes spots on Millikan and ring the delivery bell.

Contact: Elizabeth Cole, 503-526-2665

All kits come with carrier, tablecloth, pens, display holders, etc. Detailed talking points and how to use the table will be discussed when the kit is reserved.



Key messages and use: What goes in the commingled cart, what doesn’t. Glass on the side. No plastic bags.

Includes: Recycling yes/no display boards; sample materials (commingled items, glass recycling and some garbage items).

Literature: Every Day is Recycling Day flyers, Master Recycler post cards


Eat Smart, Waste Less

Location: Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way

Key message: Americans waste 20% of their food. Learn simple tips to save money and stop food waste. SMART STORAGE – keep fruits and vegetables fresh by storing them correctly.

Call to action: Take the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge. Ask people to take the pledge to reduce their food waste at home. It’s a 4-week challenge where they will receive one email a week with tips and tricks to reduce their food waste. If they complete the survey at the end of the four weeks they will receive a reusable produce bag.

Includes: Table sign; Eat Smart, Waste Less table banner; “How much food do we waste?” interactive game; Pledge forms; produce bags for display only; and food storage containers for display only.

iterature: Half-sheet food storage guide and Food storage guide magnets.


Clackamas County Kits


Clackamas County offers a variety of tools and resources to help you in your outreach to residents and businesses. Topics range from recycling and garbage, preventing food waste, green cleaners and more. 

Location: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City
Contact: Stacy Ludington, 503-742-4463


Recycling and Garbage

Key messages: What goes in recycling and garbage carts. Glass on the Side. No Plastic Bags. Only four types of plastic are accepted. Think ‘size’ and ‘shape’. When in doubt throw it out.

Includes: Recycling table top display; garbage table top display.

Optional: Paper Recycling yes/no board and stand; Plastics Recycling yes/no board and stand.

Optional: Four brightly colored View-Masters with slides about Waste Prevention, Food Waste Prevention, Toxics, and Backyard Composting. (See picture in Master Recycler section below)

Optional: Wheel of fortune to spin and ask questions related to recycling, toxics, energy savings, reduce, reuse and greener cleaners.

Literature: Residential Recycle guides; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle guide; Recycling Depot Lists; Master Recycler post cards; Kid’s recycle coloring booklets; Prizes – temporary tattoos, window clings, and magnets.


Recycling Yes/No Boards

Description: Visual boards for plastics and paper items, with Yes and No indicated on separate panels.

  • Paper Recycling board and stand
  • Plastics Recycling board and stand

Suggested Literature:

  • Residential Recycle guides
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle guide
  • Recycling Depot Lists
  • Kid’s recycle coloring booklets
  • Prizes – Tattoos, window clings, magnets

Reduce Food Waste

Key messages: Prevent good food from going to waste. Easy steps for proper food storage and resources to reduce wasted food.

Includes: Storage bag, model of a mini-fridge and basket; and basket of fruits and veggies.

Literature: Fridge Storage flyer; Fruit & Vegetable Storage half sheet; and Food Preservation flyers and cards.


Green Cleaner

Key Message: Reduce toxic chemicals at home by using simple, household ingredients to make safe cleaners. Safe disposal of toxics is important.

Includes: Green cleaner display board (small or large boards available) and examples of simple cleaners.

Optional: Supplies for making greener cleaners (soft scrub, glass cleaner).

Optional: Non-toxic ant bait to give away.

Literature: Green Cleaner Recipe booklets; Household Hazardous Waste flyers; Metro coupons for disposal of toxics; Hazardless Home Handbook; and Metro magnets.




Description: Ever popular wheel features kid-friendly questions to test basic knowledge of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and conservation.


  • Wheel
  • Booklet of Wheel Questions
  • Prizes – Tattoos, window clings, magnets
  • Suggested Literature:
  • Residential Recycle Guides
  • Kid’s recycle coloring booklets


Looking for a new way to spice up your table display? Lizzy Oedell (Class 53), who works at Image3D, spent some of her payback time making new ViewMasters using slides and messages from the latest class. There are four topic areas: Waste Prevention, Food Waste Prevention, Toxics, and Backyard Composting.


Head in the Hole Board

Note: this display is heavy and requires two people to lift.  


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Metro Kits


The Metro Recycling Information Center (RIC) has lots of literature on many topics related to waste reduction and toxins.  You can go to the RIC during their business hours and check out any of this literature for free.  Ask about Metro magnets as well! Check out the publications form to see the current materials available. 

Location: Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland
Contact: 503-234-3000


Healthy Homes “Bubbles” Display

Front of the "half bubbles" display

Front of the "half bubbles" display

Key Messages: Avoid using pesticides and toxics in and around the home through integrated pest management and green cleaners.

Literature: Choose from the publications listed in the Metro Publications form online or ask the contact to include whatever materials they use for their healthy homes kit.

back of the display with instructions

back of the display with instructions

Contact: Michelle Colletti, 503-813-7511


Recycle Fortune Wheel

Key messages: Includes English and Spanish questions (for different age groups) in the following topic areas: recycling, waste prevention, natural resources, and toxics. After the kid spins the while you look up your question and answer depending on their age and language.

Literature: Metro education specialists have prizes for kids; Go to RIC to select the literature you’d like. They should also have recycling guides for the City where you plan to volunteer, but if they don’t use the lists above to add that. 

Contact: Darwin Eustaquio, 503-797-1522


Youth Resources

To see all youth oriented materials available, visit Metro online.

Contact: Kimberly Taylor, 503-797-1671,


Portland Kits

Location: 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland. Park in 15 minute loading dock. Kits are staged in Will Call room, down hall to the left of 7th floor reception.


Be Cart Smart: Every Cart Plays Its Part

Key messages: Curbside collection service in Portland includes weekly yard debris and food scraps, weekly recycling and every-other-week garbage pickup. Sign up for pick up day notifications. Include the food! Collect all food, including meat, bones, dairy and grains, in your kitchen collection container and empty it frequently into the green roll cart. No plastic bags; keep glass on the side.

Includes: Be Cart Smart floor banner; renter information display and foodscrap container. Got bag window sticker table top display; tablecloth; clicker; and pens.

Optional: Be Cart Smart Game: Dry erase sign with images of containers, metal easels, game piece items to sort with magnet on back.

Optional: Four brightly colored View-Masters with slides about Waste Prevention, Food Waste Prevention, Toxics, and Backyard Composting. (See picture in Master Recycler section below)

Optional: Master Recycler banner.

Optional: Yes, no kit: Box of real examples of materials that can be used to discuss what goes in garbage and recycling (compost options not available because they rot, but you could bring some.)

Optional: Four brightly colored View-Masters with slides about Waste Prevention, Food Waste Prevention, Toxics, and Backyard Composting.

Literature: Curbside Collection Guide; Renter Guide; Multifamily guide; (these first three resources come in five languages). Include the Food stickers; reusable bag window clings; Oregon E-Cycles; plastics recycling flyers; Metro magnets and Junk Mail Kit. Master Recycler post cards.

Contact: Alicia Polacok, 503-823-7107



Resourceful PDX 

Key messages: Ideas for making simple changes in everyday choices. Save More, Live More. Share tips and resources so people can 1) Buy smart, 2) Reuse, 3) Borrow & Share and 4) Fix & Maintain. These actions can help save money, support the community, conserve natural resources and leave people with more time to enjoy with friends and family. Life transitions (moves, having a child) are good times to seek alternatives.

Includes: Interactive map display with a focus on four categories to show where people can go for resources and how to use them.

Color coded pieces and dry erase pens. Table top displays for each topic and Bring Your Bag. Tablecloth, pens, clicker, and paper weights.

Literature: Resourceful PDX brochure, four transition inserts, durable lunch kit flyer, reusable bag window clings, Metro magnets.

Optional: Resourceful PDX game. Each of the objects in this game has one match that is related to the four categories. They might be related because one is better than the other. They might be related because one is a tool that can be used so that you can Buy Smart, Reuse, Share or Repair the other item. Class 63 tried it out for the first time and found it fun and informative. If you don’t live in Portland, you can still check the kit out without the literature which is focused on Portland resources.

Contact: Alicia Polacok, 503-823-7107


Climate Action Now (CAN): Save Your Food

Key messages: We can all play a part in reducing climate change. There are five areas of focus in Portland CAN. This table focuses on Food Choices. Three waste prevention strategies: meal planning and shopping lists to buy only what is needed; proper storage to keep food fresh and tasty; and ways to make sure food at home is eaten before going to waste.

Includes: CAN table and floor banners; CAN Food Storage game board, easel and game pieces with hints/tips on the back; Food Storage Tips Quick Reference & A-Z; Food Storage Guide List (for display only), Infographic on climate change.

Literature: Food Planning Tips Guide sheet: features a shopping list, weekly meal planner and references for mobile apps. Storage Guide sheets: Fruit and Vegetable; Meat, Poultry and Fish; Cheese and Grains. Tips for Stretching Perishables sheet: including an “EAT THIS FIRST” sign for a refrigerator shelf or container for food that needs to be eaten soon. Pledge cards.

Contact: Bill Beamer, 503-823-5629


Multifamily Waste Reduction

Key messages: Multifamily collection service in Portland includes garbage and recycling; no plastic bags and glass on the side. However yard debris and food scrap collection are offered at the discretion of the property manager, so a quick site-specific audit is part of any presentation to multifamily communities.

Please note: multifamily is five or more units on a tax lot. This includes apartments, condos, dorms, moorages, retirement communities, and others. 

Kit includes: “Yes/No” bag of various sample items to be sorted; bucket with literature, audit form and suggested presentation tips.

Suggested lit: 
Property Managers: Successful Garbage and Recycling Overview; Keeping Residents Informed; Composting Food Scraps and Service Setup. Durable Signs for Recycling, Garbage and Composting
Residents: Guide to Recycling and Garbage; Composting; Magnet and Door Hanger Card.
Other Resources: Metro magnets, Green Cleaner handbook, medical waste guide, junk mail reduction, etc.

Instructions: Contact Kyenne to pick up the kit. If unfamiliar with multifamily materials or audit form, also set up a time for a quick check-in.

Contact: Kyenne Williams, 503-823-5054



Key messages: Backyard composting and worm bins help your garden and houseplants grow. Backyard composting is easy. Food that breaks down in the landfill produces methane which is a potent greenhouse gas. (Note: this kit does not include a wormbin. You can bring your own to embellish on the kit).

Includes: Miniature model compost bin; tablecloth with worms; colorful magnifying glasses; and signage on composting and worm bins. Must supply your own worm bin.

Literature: It’s Easy to Make Your Own Compost; Natural Garden magnet and Guide; basic compost bin construction flyer; basic worm bin construction flyer; and Worm Bin Basics. (Note: all of these are Metro publications.)

Contact: Alicia Polacok, 503-823-7107


Green Remodel Kit

Remodel It Green!

Location: 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland

Key messages: “Talk to your contractor about reduce, reuse, and recycling”. “Construction, demolition and remodeling is the fastest growing waste stream in Oregon”, “Green building is beautiful”. Live in the house that is right-sized for you.

Includes: Table top Remodel it Green display (uses whole table). Table cloth, pens, clicker, paper weights.

Literature: Metro Construction Salvage and Recycling kit, Portland Nuts and Bolts Management Guide.

Contact: Alicia Polacok, 503-823-7107


Greener Cleaner

Key messages: Keep your family safe, simplify how you clean. Read warning labels. Dispose of toxics and needles properly.

Includes: Tabletop display, basket with basic “greener cleaner kit” (with sign: all you need to clean your house), signs for problem cleaners and their alternatives. Mr. Yuck stickers and dangerous cleaner bottles.

Literature: Greener Cleaner recipe book; Household Hazardous Handbook; Take on Toxics (TOTS); 10 easy steps to reduce toxics; schedule for Metro’s community household hazardous material collection events; what to do with needles; and Metro magnets. Stickers with recipes for making your own cleaners. Materials available in Spanish and English.

Contact: Alicia Polacok, 503-823-7107




Looking for a new way to spice up your table display? Lizzy Oedell (Class 53), who works at Image3D, spent some of her payback time making new ViewMasters using slides and messages from the latest class. There are four topic areas: Waste Prevention, Food Waste Prevention, Toxics, and Backyard Composting.

Contact: Alicia Polacok, 503-823-7107


Also available:

Recyclables Presentation Materials (Yes/No Kit)

Details: Contains examples of materials - some that can be recycled at the curb, some that can be recycled at depots, and some that cannot be recycled at all.

Contact: Lauren Norris, 503-545-8976


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Master Recycler Display Board

Help promote the Master Recycler Program by including this display in your kit. Available with any Portland kit. 



  • Folding canopy
  • Folding table
  • Folding chairs
  • Table clothes
  • Brochure stands

Washington County Kits

Request Resources

Visit the County page and fill out the request form. Please specify which kit, display equipment, other equipment, banner and activity you would like to check out. 

Location: 155 N First Ave Suite 160, Hillsboro (park in 12-min parking along Main St near the Public Services Building and US Post Office)
Contact: Neil Green-Clancey, 503-846-3602 


All Kits Include

  • Rolling plastic tote
  • Pencils and pens
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Program table-throw
  • Clipboard to capture names and emails
  • Notebook to record questions
  • Instructions on how to use the kit

Waste Prevention and Toxics

Key messages: What goes in recycling and garbage carts and what doesn’t; glass on the side. No plastic bags. Sign up for pick up day notifications. Take toxics and needles to their proper place. Avoid toxics by using greener cleaners.

Includes: Garbage and Recycling Day Display. Choose between table-top banner (to be used indoors only) or floor-standing banner (can be used indoors or outdoors). Durable Rolling kit with supplies.

Optional: Garbage and Recycling Day Spin wheel and prizes.

Optional: A variety of literature display stands.

Optional: Four brightly colored View-Masterstm with slides about Waste Prevention, Food Waste Prevention, Toxics, and Backyard Composting. (See picture in Master Recycler section below)

Optional: Master Recycler banner.

Literature: Waste reduction tip sheets, residential recycling brochures, RecycleWise newsletters, Metro magnets. Coloring books. Spanish and English.


Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge

Key message: The average family wastes 20 percent of what they buy. We all have good intentions but we all waste some food. By making small shifts in how we shop, prepare and store food, we save more of our food, money and resources from going to waste. 

Call to action: Try one or more of the five promoted tips to save more of your food: 

1.    Shop with meals in mind.
2.    Prep now and eat later.
3.    Keep it fresh.
4.    Eat what you buy.
5.    Measure your wasted food.

After taking the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge, they can receive one or more tools to help them including the fruit and vegetable storage guide magnet. If they want more information, but aren’t ready to commit, they can they can visit They can take the challenge online and Washington County can send tools. 

Event kit includes: Guide to events; “ask me…” apron; food storage magnet game board and easel; and magnetic food pieces with tips on back; outdoor floor banner; brochure rack; challenge tools and materials; chalkboard activity; and prizes for activity participants.

Optional activity: Spin wheel

Presentation kit includes: Guide to presentations; food basket and storage signs activity; challenge tools and materials; laptop; projector; screen; and prizes for activity participants. Download the presentation

Just Eat It movie-viewing party kits: Coming soon! Please check back. 


Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge Events, Presentations and Movie-Viewing Parties

Just Eat It movie-viewing party kit include: Just Eat It Screening Toolkit guide; Just Eat It DVD; challenge tools and materials; prizes for a drawing; laptop and projector (upon request); flier template


Cup-a-day and Water Bottle Display

Location: 155 N 1st Ave, Suite 160, Hillsboro

Key message: A one-piece container that shows the impacts of taking a travel mug instead of using a new cup for coffee every day.  Great to display in your office

Included: Waste reduction tip sheets, residential recycling brochures, RecycleWise newsletters, and Metro magnets.



Greener Cleaner Display

Key message: It’s unhealthy for you and family to use many cleaners. There are simple and safe solutions. Read warning labels.

Kit contains: Non-toxic ingredients, recipes and descriptions of each ingredient and it’s attributes in cleaning products. Additionally, a receipt listing the total invested in the ingredients shows how cost-effective green cleaners can be on the pocketbook.



Show three-dimensional informational slides with pictures. There are four topic areas to choose from or request all four: 

  • Waste prevention
  • Food waste prevention
  • Toxics
  • Backyard composting

Lizzy Oedell (Class 53), who works at Image3D, spent some of her payback time making the ViewMasters using slides and messages from a class.



Display Equipment

  • Floor standing brochure and flyer rack (14 lbs, best for outdoor events)
  • Floor standing mesh brochure and flyer rack (5 lbs, good for indoors only)
  • Table top flyer rack (4 pounds)
  • Table top brochure rack (5 pounds)

Other equipment

  • Folding canopy
  • Folding table
  • Folding chairs

Portland’s Sustainability at Work Program

Recycling at Work 101 PowerPoint

Because the presentations are continually updated, please contact 503-823-7037,


Do-It-Yourself Waste Sort

The Waste Sort Report Template will walk you through the steps of setting up a waste sort. The Do-it-Yourself Waste Sort Check list is a guide for compiling sort results. The kit includes everything you need to complete a sort: 

  • tarps
  • bins
  • a scale
  • gloves

Location: 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland
Contact: 503-823-7037,

Green Cleaner Recipe Stickers Kit

Below are four PDF's of Greener Cleaner recipe stickers. You can print them on label paper and tell folks to stick them on spray bottles. You can also request the stickers in most of the places that you can check out the Greener Cleaner kits in the links above. 

Examples of labels from this kit: