Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
The following outreach materials can be adapted to your community to increase participation in your recycling program.
California Department of Conservation
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA)
CVWMA produces a wide variety of publications to keep central Virginia residents informed of program guidelines and waste reduction hints.
Earth 911 – Multimedia Library of Public Service Announcements
The Earth 911 Web site has a collection of public service announcements related to recycling, as well as other environmental topics. PSAs for radio, television, print and other media available free to all government agencies and non-profit organizations and can be customized with a logo and brief audio tag for local distribution.
Trade Association Resources
Curbside Value Partnership is sponsored by the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute to help municipalities and material recovery facilities sustain and expand their curbside recycling programs. The Web site has a template section with downloadable materials.
American Chemistry Council Plastics Web site is sponsored by the American Plastics Council for communities who want to add this commodity to their recycling collection program. Tools for teachers can be downloaded through this Web site.
American Beverage Association has a series of quick recycling facts.
American Forest and Paper Products Association's Web site includes posters, videos, and recycling guides for schools, businesses and communities, as well as classroom resources.
Glass Packaging Institute includes a directory of broken glass (glass cullet) processors by state.