The toolkit materials are protected under copyright, and limited use is granted to Minnesota county and municipal agencies under a Creative Commons License. Materials are distributed here for the sole purpose of recycling education within the state of Minnesota.
Bins and labels
Bins and containers play a crucial role in your recycling program. Using consistent labels and bins will help to increase participation and decrease contamination.
Best practices for bins and labels
- Put recycling bins next to every trash bin.
- Make sure bins are visible and easy to get to.
- Use clear, consistent bin colors: Blue for recyclables. Green for organics.
The MPCA has a variety of high-resolution images for you to enhance your local efforts to promote recycling. To see the photo gallery or to download the images, visit MPCA's Flickr web pages.
These customizable print-ready ads can be run in your local paper or newsletter.
Public service announcements
Originally designed for use in movie theaters, these PSAs can be used in a variety of online applications. They have been licensed for broadcast and website use in the state of Minnesota in perpetuity.
These PSAs have been licensed for on-air and website use in the state of Minnesota in perpetuity; voice talent royalties have been paid in full for use within Minnesota.
Recycling creates jobs
Recycling conserves energy
Recycling protects the environment
Stop treating me like garbage - 30 seconds
Stop treating me like garbage - 60 seconds