Clackamas County Resources
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, SLudington@clackamas.us
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. Top Five Offenders.
Includes: Garbage ‘funnel’ display. Recycling ‘funnel’ display and mini glass bin.
Optional: “Wall of Wrap” showing plastic wrap accepted for recycling at local grocery stores and depots.
Optional: Encourage people to drop a ball down the plinko board, which will land on an item. Ask people if they can put the item in the recycling.
Optional: Sort game. From the materials on the table have people sort them into garbage or recycling.
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: Small table top wheel with recycling categories (see picture in Eat Smart, Waste Less 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). Take the Challenge. Shop with meals in mind. Prep now and eat later. Store food properly. Eat what you buy. Track your food waste.
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.
Optional: Eat Smart, Waste Less Plinko. People can drop the ball to determine which action area they will focus in the challenge.
Key Messages: It is safer and easier to make your own cleaners, learn how to read labels, what to do with toxic waste. Also understanding signal words like Danger and Warning. Pro’s and Con’s of Dr Bronner’s vs Murphy’s Oil.
Includes: Green cleaner display board and materials to make one of three greener cleaners: Soft Scrub, Ant Bait or All Purpose Cleaner. Also includes a Safety Data Sheet Binder for all products on display.
Literature: Green Cleaner Recipe booklets; Household Hazardous Collection Events flyers; Metro coupons for disposal of toxics; and Metro magnets.
Sew a Button/Repair
Key message: By learning how to properly care for and repair the material items in our lives, we can help reduce the environmental impact of the products we buy, save money, and find joy in fixing things.
Includes: Sew Easy banner. Button Bookmarks: Teach people how to sew a button by making a button bookmark which they take home.
Literature: Every Thread Counts information on purchasing durable and repairing textiles. Craft ideas for buttons. List of upcoming Repair Fairs.
Head in the Hole Board
Note: this display is heavy and requires two people to lift.