Waste Reduction Toolkit - Get LESS!

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Resource Types: 
Learning Kit
Web Site

The 'Get LESS' toolkit includes a variety of communications and outreach tools for county and municipal staff and other organizations to educate and encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they produce by "getting LESS!"

The toolkit contains the following components:

  • Videos: Comical "infomercial" style videos that encourage people to "Get LESS Today!" These videos can also be linked to, accessed from, and watched at http://www.youtube.com/user/RethinkRecyclingcom.
  • Images: Images of waste reduction activities and situations, like using a reusable bag, hosting a garage sale, or donating items.
  • Articles: Over ten short articles, perfect for your organization's newsletters, website, blog or other publications.
  • Social Media Posts: A long list of pre-written Twitter and Facebook posts on variety of waste reduction facts and topics.
  • PowerPoint Presentation: A presentation titled "Waste Reduction 101" for our partners to present to any of their residents to educate and inspire them to reduce the amount of waste they produce.
  • Using This Tool Kit
    Please be sure to read the Rethink Recycling Style & Usage Guide about authorized and acceptable uses of these tools before using them.

    Please keep us posted on how you use these pieces--write to info@rethinkrecycling.com to let us know timing, method, and size of audience for each toolkit use.

    The toolkit can be found on the Rethink Recycling website at http://swmcb.org/toolkits/get-less-waste-reduction-toolkit.

    Additional Toolkits
    The Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) has also created toolkits on other topics--such as residential recycling, household hazardous waste, and electronics--for partners to use in their communications. You can find these toolkits at http://www.swmcb.org/tool-kits.

    About the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB)
    The Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB), formed in 1990, is a joint powers board comprised of two commissioners from the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington, Minnesota. To enhance intergovernmental coordination, the Board also includes representation from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The mission of the SWMCB is to increase the efficiency and environmental effectiveness of the region's solid waste management system.

    The SWMCB has three areas of focus led by commissioners and supported by key managerial and technical staff from its member counties and the MPCA. These three areas are:

    1. Communications and Outreach
    2. Regional Policy Development
    3. Collaborative Activities

    Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB)
    Topic Areas: 
    Source Reduction
    Waste Prevention
    Waste Management
    Target Audience: 
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Library loan: 
    Is training required?: 
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Tara Roffler, Ramsey County


    Yeamah Brewer, SWMCB