Recyclopedia: Can I recycle it?

Recycling Resources

Whether you are looking to educate your residents, customers, students, tenants, co-workers or mother-in-law – we have the resources to help you get the word out about Smart Recycling.

These fully customizable online and print materials help take the guesswork out of which items can (and cannot) be recycled based on existing sorting technology and markets in Massachusetts. Developed in partnership with Massachusetts recycling facilities, Recycle Smart MA is your go-to reference for recycling in the Bay State.

Digital Resources | Print Resources | Videos

Digital Resources

Recyclopedia Widget

 

Embed the Recyclopedia widget directly on your organization’s website. The widget allows anyone who visits your website to search hundreds of common items (from paper bags to pizza boxes) to find out if they belong in the recycling bin or elsewhere.

For more information on how to embed the widget, please email us at RecycleSmartMA@mass.gov.

Videos

Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in text. Share these videos to your favorite social platform.

Social

Help spread the word about Recycle Smart by sharing these graphics on your social media feed.

Online Web Banners

Recycle or Trash? We’ll help sort it out. Place these web banners on your website and link visitors to RecycleSmartMA.org to help answer all their recycling questions. Need additional sizes? Email us at RecycleSmartMA@mass.gov.

 

Print Resources

Postcards

Everyone loves snail mail. Customize, print, and mail these postcards in your community.

Roll-Up Banners

Plastic bags, food and liquids, clothing, and “tanglers” such as hoses, wires, chains and electronic cords are the top problem materials that slow down the sorting process and can injure workers at the recycling facility. Use these attention getting indoor signs to help spread the word that these items do not belong in the recycling bin.

A-Frame Signs

Perfect for a community event or the school drop-off/pick-up area – these A-Frame signs can be used indoor or outdoor. The signs feature the top problem materials that slow down the sorting process and can injure workers at the recycling facility.

Newspaper Ads

What becomes of your recycling? More than you would think. These half page and full page newspaper ads remind your community why we recycle.

"Oops" Tag Hangers

Provide direct feedback to your residents and customers by attaching these tags to curbside recycling containers.  The hangers feature the “Do Not Bag Recyclables” message on one side and a fillable checklist of “oops” items on the other. 

Printing

Some of these resources require professional printing services. If you do not already have a printing vendor– Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has contracted with Tiger Press for printing Recycle Smart materials. Tiger Press is a vendor on the Massachusetts statewide contract OFF44.

Don't see what you are looking for?

Communities have used the Recycle Smart artwork to create truck decals, vinyl banners, magnets, billboards, and more! Feel free to use the open source design files and get creative.  We’d love to hear how you are using the resources, any feedback, and what other materials you would like to see from Recycle Smart. Drop us a line at ReycleSmartMA@mass.gov.