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.
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: Wrap wall showing plastic wrap accepted for recycling at local grocery stores and depots.
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)
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.
Reduce Food Waste
Key messages: Eat Smart, Waste Less (ESWL). Prevent good food from going to waste. Easy steps for proper food storage and resources to reduce wasted food.
Includes: Produce bag prizes for ESWL challengers ESWL wheel with food related questions, prizes for kids, and basket of fruits and veggies.
Literature: Fridge Storage flyer; Fruit & Vegetable Storage half sheet; Food Preservation flyers and cards; ESWL pledge forms; shopping pads; smart storage magnets; and more.
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 and examples of simple cleaners.
Optional: Supplies for making greener cleaners (soft scrub, or 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.
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.