California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Business Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction and Recycling Posters and Stickers

CalRecycle is pleased to provide electronic versions of colorful posters and stickers to help coordinate and promote your waste reduction efforts. These electronic posters and stickers are available to California businesses, public service organizations, educational institutions, and local governmental agencies at no charge. For more information, e-mail bzassist@calrecycle.ca.gov.

To order available hardcopy posters or stickers, order with the online order form.

Also see posters and stuff for beverage container recycling.

You can download posters and stickers and print (or have them printed) yourself! For details on duplicating these images, see Permissions and Restrictions Regarding Duplication, below. A PDF viewer such as the free Adobe Reader is required to open or print PDF files.

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Paper Management

Reuse paper.
Place near printers, photocopy machines, or places where paper is stored.

Poster to promote using both sides of paper.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Two Sides Are Better Than One

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Text—Two sides are better than one. Be wise. Use both sides.

Poster to tell people where to put paper for reuse.

Poster
10 X 4 Inches

Please Put Your Reusable One-Sided Paper in This Box

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Text—Please put your reusable one sided paper in this box.

Poster to promote using both sides of paper.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Use Both Sides

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Text—Use both sides. Before you're through, use side two.

Recycle paper.
Affix to these posters samples of the paper that your office recycles. Display near your recycling bins. What goes where varies from city to city because different recyclers accept different things.

Poster showing what paper is acceptable to recycle as mixed.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Acceptable as Mixed Paper

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Text—Remember, Reduce, Reuse, Then Recycle. Acceptable as Mixed Paper.

Poster showing what paper is acceptable to recycle as white.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Acceptable as White Paper

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Text—Remember, Reduce, Reuse, Then Recycle.  Acceptable as White Paper.

Poster showing what is unacceptable to recycle as paper.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Unacceptable as Paper

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

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Text—Remember, Reduce, Reuse, Then Recycle.  Unacceptable as Paper.

Reduce paper use.

Poster to promote electronic files instead of paper files.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

PC Files Not Paper Piles

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

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Text—PC files not paper piles. Do you really need a hard copy?

To Top

Reuse Office Supplies

Poster to promote reuse of office supplies.

Poster
5 X 8 Inches

Office Trading Post

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Text—Office Trading Post. Take what you need. Contribute your unneeded office supplies. Please keep this area organized. Be neat.

Close the Loop

Poster to promote buying recycled products.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Make It Your Business

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Text—Make it your business to buy recycled products.

Poster to promote reducing waste, recycling, and buying recycled.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Buy Recycled

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

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Text—Reduce, reuse, recycle, buy recycled. It's good business.

Utensil Reuse

Promote Mug Reuse at Coffee Shops.

Promote the reuse of cups at the coffee stands and cafeterias.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Next Drop

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Text—Reuse for the next drop.

Promote the reuse of cups at the coffee stands and cafeterias.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Take Your Cup For a Drink

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Text—Bring your own cup for a discount. (Fill in amount.) Take your cup for a drink.

Battery Posters and Stickers

Battery Poster

Poster
10 X 14.5 Inches

Battery Poster

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

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Text—Keep batteries out of the trash.  Contact your local household hazardous waste agency. Includes all batteries of sizes AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9 Volt, and all others, both rechargeable and single use. Protect the environment and help recover resources. For more information, see www.zerowaste.ca.gov or www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Battery Sticker

Sticker
5 X 5 Inches

Battery Sticker

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

Note—This sticker is suitable for use on indoor and outdoor waste receptacles.

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Text—Batteries. Keep out of Trash. Contact your local household hazardous waste agency. For more information, see www.zerowaste.ca.gov or www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Battery Posters and Stickers, Spanish

Battery Poster, Spanish

Poster
10 X 14.5 Inches

Battery Poster, Spanish

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Text—No deposite baterías usadas en la basura. Comuniquese con su agencia local de desperdicios peligrosos del hogar. Sin importar si son recargables o no, la misma precausión se debe tomar con las baterías tipo AAA, AA, C, D, de 9 Voltios y las pilas de botón. Proteja el medio ambiente y ayude a recuperar los recursos. Para mayor información visite www.zerowaste.ca.gov, or www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Battery Sticker, Spanish

Sticker
5 X 5 Inches

Battery Sticker, Spanish

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

Note—This sticker is suitable for use on indoor and outdoor waste receptacles.

Download a high resolution PDF of this sticker. (2.5 MB)

Download a zip file that contains an Adobe Photoshop version of this sticker. (61 MB)

 Text—No deposite baterías usadas en la basura. Comuniquese con su agencia local de desperdicios peligrosos del hogar. Para mayor información visite www.zerowaste.ca.gov, or www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Posters and Stickers

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Poster

Poster
10 X 14.5 Inches

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Poster

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

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Download a zip file that contains an Adobe Photoshop version of this poster. (53 MB)

Text—Keep Fluorescent lamps out of the trash. Contact your local household hazardous waste agency. Broken lamps can release mercury to the air and water. This includes fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, and sodium vapor lams. For more information see www.zerowaste.ca.gov, or www.dtsc.ca.gov.


Sticker
5 X 5 Inches

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Sticker

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

Note—This sticker is suitable for use on indoor and outdoor waste receptacles.

Text—Fluorescent. Keep out of the trash. Contact your local household hazardous waste agency. Broken lamps can release mercury to the air and water. This includes fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, and sodium vapor lams. For more information see www.zerowaste.ca.gov, or www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Posters and Sticker, Spanish

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Poster, Spanish

Poster
10 X 14.5 Inches

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Poster, Spanish

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Download a zip file that contains an Adobe Photoshop version of this poster. (53 MB)

Text—No coloque en la basura los tubos de luz fluorescente. Comuniquese con su agencia local de desperdicios peligrosos del hogar. Los tubos rotos pueden liberar mercurio en el aire y en el agua. Las mismas precausiones se deben tomar no solamente con los tubos de luz fluorescente sino tamién con las lámparas compactas de luz fluorescente, lámparas de halogenuros de metal (metal halide lamps) y lámparas con vapores de sodio. Para mayor información visite www.zerowaste.ca.gov, or www.dtsc.ca.gov.

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Sticker in Spanish

Sticker
5 X 5 Inches

Fluorescent Lamp and Tube Sticker, Spanish

Out of stock, but you can still reproduce your own.

Note—This sticker is suitable for use on indoor and outdoor waste receptacles.

Download a high resolution PDF of this sticker. (2.5 MB)

Download a zip file that contains an Adobe Photoshop version of this sticker. (38 MB)

Text—Fluorescente. No coloque en la basura los tubos de luz fluorescente. Comuniquese con su agencia local de desperdicios peligrosos del hogar.

Medical Waste Posters and Stickers

For Health Care Facilities

Red bag poster with image of a red bag.

Poster
11 X 14 Inches

Know Where to Throw Poster

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Text—Know Where to Throw. Biohazard red bag waste: fluid blood, blood saturated items, bags and IV tubing containing blood products, suction canisters, hemovacs, chest drainage units, hemodialysis products. These don't go in the red bag: garbage, sharps, pathology specimens, hazardous waste, medication. Check with your facility and/or procedure manual for disposal requirements of IV bags.

Red bag sticker.

Sticker
4 X 5 Inches

Biohazard Sticker

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Text—Biohazard Red Bag Waste: fluid blood, blood saturated items, bags and IV tubing containing blood products, suction canisters, hemovacs, chest drainage units, hemodialysis products.

Safe Workplace Posters—The poster that says, "You Have a Right to A Safe and Healthful Workplace," is available in English and Spanish from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Applicability of Posters and Stickers Outside of California

Some of the posters and stickers displayed on these Web pages are specially designed to address waste challenges and waste regulations that are unique to California. Although, they might also be suitable for use within other states and countries, it is the responsibility of the people outside of California who request, print, or distribute these posters and stickers to assure that they accurately reflect the needs of the locations where they are used, as well as all laws applicable at those locations.

Permission and Restriction Regarding Duplication

The posters and stickers displayed on these Web pages were created by CalRecycle unless otherwise noted. CalRecycle encourages businesses, governmental agencies, public service organizations, and educational institutions to reproduce and distribute the material displayed on this page to help promote CalRecycle’s goals of waste reduction, recycling, and safe disposal. These materials may be used, resized, and reprinted by anyone for a nonprofit purpose without permission from CalRecycle. However, requests for permission to materially alter the design beyond resizing the design and adding information must be submitted to CalRecycle as outlined CalRecycle's general use guidelines. E-mail your request to alter the design to opa@calrecycle.ca.gov or mail to:

CalRecycle
Public Affairs Office, MS 22-B
1001 I Street
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025

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Last updated: September 4, 2012
Business Resource Efficiency & Waste Reduction, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/ReduceWaste/Business/
Business Assistance: BzAssist@calrecycle.ca.gov