California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe)

Education/Outreach Toolkit: Customizable Outreach Materials

CalRecycle has developed a number of customizable materials to assist jurisdictions with education and outreach campaigns for California’s Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling law (AB 1826, Chesbro, Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014). These include PSAs, promotional tools, and a brochure. It is critical that jurisdictions and haulers/service providers work together to customize these materials to reflect the program and services of the community.  So, for example, if the local recycling program does not accept meat, and or food soiled papers/containers, then you would not include those in your education and outreach materials.  The items provided here include a broad scope of included materials, which may not be in your local program. Several local jurisdictions have also provided examples of their promotional materials for other jurisdictions to use (as appropriate relative to offered local programs).

If you require special accommodation to access these materials pursuant to California accessibility requirements, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (916) 341-6300.

Public Service Announcements (PSA)

PSAs can be posted online, emailed to local businesses, sent to local press for coverage, played at presentations, or submitted to local television broadcasters by contacting the station’s community affairs/public affairs/public service director.

Customization. Selecting a PSA below opens a video player page. A download link (below the video on the right) allows you to save the video file and place it on your Web site, Facebook page, etc. Customization will require opening the PSA file using editing software such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, or one of the other software options available on line.

Presentations

The presentations below are designed to be customized to educate audiences about the law, and to train tenants of a property about its specific recycling and composting program.

Flyers, Posters, and Signs/Stickers

The flyers, posters, and signs/stickers below indicate acceptable materials for each container. Your local contact information can be easily added, via Adobe Acrobat Reader (the free version), by typing in the gray box at the bottom of each piece. In order to customize other parts of the flyer (e.g., to reflect what can be recycled and composted), you will need special instructions, software and files. If needed, contact your LAMD representative for more information.

Communications

Remember to adjust the content consistent with local programs (e.g., what goes in recycling and composting bins).

Last updated: September 7, 2016
Commercial Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/
Contact: LAMD@CalRecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6199