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: By making small shifts in how we shop, prepare and store food, we waste less, save money and conserve the valuable resources associated with food production.

Call to action: Pledge to practice what we call SMART Storage. After taking the pledge, they can receive a SMART storage magnet guide. If they want more information, but aren’t ready to commit, they can receive a SMART storage guide card. For more information on the Challenge visit www.EatSmartWasteLess.com

Includes: Food storage magnet game board and easel; and magnetic food pieces with tips on back. Floor banner and two small tabletop message displays. Chalkboard Activity.

Optional: Spin wheel and prizes

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

Suggested props: Four pieces of food to accompany the Eat Smart, Waste Less presentation.

Power Point Presentation: Go to the Master Recycler kits page to download this presentation


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.


View Masters

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