Protecting Oregon's Environment
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Land Quality 


Environmental Cleanup
Hazardous Waste
Solid Waste

Education Materials

This Web page was put together to consolidate all the resources available to the public for educational purposes, whether it be students, government officials, or commercial and private citizens. The information is broken out into categories of specific interests, but not limited to those areas.

General Interests

  • Beyond the Bin
    An educational packet of tips for saving natural resources and money.
  • Clip Art
    A CD containing various artwork depicting recycling, composting, waste prevention, and waste reduction produced by other state agencies and local governments, is available by contacting DEQ's Solid Waste Section, 503-229-6724 or toll-free within Oregon at 1-800-452-4011 x6724.
  • Materials for loan
    Videos, displays, and books are available for loan.
  • Recycling Awareness Week
    An annual event to raise awareness for recycling and waste reduction.
  • The Recycling Process After Collection PDF
    A report on where materials go and what happens to them.

For Teachers, Students, and Public

  • Coloring Books
    Originally developed by the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance. A set of three downloadable PDFs for grades K-3:
  1. Reduce
  2. Reuse
  3. Recycle

For Cities, Counties, and Educators

For Businesses, Schools, and Institutions

  • Commercial Waste Reduction Clearinghouse
    A micro site with help tools for starting a recycling program, reducing waste, and other information for the commercial sector.
  • Incentives for businesses, local governments, and schools.

Non-DEQ Resources

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For more information about DEQ's Land Quality programs, visit the DEQ contact page.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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