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 portlandcan.org 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

 

BACKYARD COMPOST/WORMBIN

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

 

 

ViewMasters

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

 

Master Recycler Banner

 

Master Recycler Display Board

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

 

Equipment

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