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Communications Resources

This page is a collaborative effort between the Department of Environmental Quality, local governments, haulers and industry leaders to help stakeholders communicate these unprecedented recycling disruptions to residents and customers. 

Recycle Right!

Statewide outreach effort to reduce contamination in recycling 

How to talk about top recycling contamination:
Recycling messaging toolkit 
Herramientas para elaborar mensajería sobre el reciclaje
Social media toolkit
Recycle Right! Photo library 

Photo Library

Individual photos of materials commonly found in recycling programs are available in this folder. Thank you City of Portland for providing these images.

Download the images

Recycling flyers/posters

Postcards and advertisements

Cart tags

Letters to residents (rate increases/program changes)



Useful web pages and blogs


Looking for tips or advice when talking to the media on this topic? 

Contact Julie Miller at 503-229-5509