How to Start, Expand or Promote a Recycling Program

Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program

The Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program supports local community recycling programs by providing selected grant recipients with containers for the collection of beverage container recyclables in public settings. Selected grant recipients will receive actual recycling bins instead of funding.
See www.bingrant.org for more info.

Recycling Toolkit for Communities (draft)

Toolkit General Resources

Recycling Program Planning Guide
Find Oklahoma Recyclers by County
Recycling on the Go (EPA Event Recycling Guide)
Volume-to-Weight Recyclables Conversion Chart
Standard Volume-to-Weight Conversion Factors
Procedures for Holding Special Recycling Collection Days (Manual from SW Institute of NE OK)
How to Start or Expand A Recycling Program (EPA)
A Guide to Recycling in Your Community (AF&PA)
A Guide to Recycling in Your Workplace (AF&PA)
Oklahoma Community Recycling Programs/Contacts
Current Market Prices
Materials Exchange (Industry)
Multi-Family Recycling Toolkit
Mail Back Programs (Earth911 list)

 

Toolkit Ideas for Education and Promotion

Reasons to Recycle
Samples of Promotional PSAs from The M.e.t.
List of Oklahoma Educational Solid Waste Resources
List of Student Recycling Websites
World’s Shortest and Most Comprehensive Recycling Web site
Oklahoma Star Incentive Program Flyer (DEQ Pollution Prevention for Business Operations)

 

Toolkit Reports / Fact Sheets

Nestor Research, Inc: “Creating Change at the Municipal Level”
Curbside Value Partnership – Order “Communications Toolkit
Eureka Recycling – “Environmental Benefits of Recycling and Composting” (in Minnesota)
NRC (National Recycling Coalition) Defends Recycling
Recycling and Climate Change

DEQ Fact Sheets:
CFLs
Oklahoma Waste Tire Program
Proper Handling of Vehicle Waste
Link to DEQ Land Protection Recycling Web site
Link to DEQ General Recycling Web site