Get the MassDEP Recycling IQ Kit

If your community is dealing with recycling contamination challenges, the Recycling IQ Kit might be for you.

MassDEP Bureau of Air & Waste: Recycling IQ Kit

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Links to everything you need to begin using the Recycling IQ Kit - and to apply for funding and technical assistance from MassDEP - are provided below.

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  1. About the Recycling IQ Kit

    Contamination of the recycling stream is a growing problem. The Recycling IQ Kit was developed to provide cities and towns with steps, tools and resources to help Improve the Quality of local recycling programs. The Kit includes:

    • Guidance for engaging with your materials recycling facility (MRF) and hauler,
    • Instructions and tools for targeting messages,
    • Tools for tracking and reporting results,
    • Customizable artwork for education and outreach, and
    • Resources for direct feedback at curbside or drop-off.

    The Recycling IQ Kit is open source and available for any city or town to use at any time.

    Funding and technical assistance to help implement the Recycling IQ Kit are available from MassDEP. Follow the link below to learn more.

  2. Everything You Need to Get Started

    Access the IQ Kit for your collection program type:
    Curbside | Drop-Off

    Determine if your community is ready to commit:
    Assessment Tool

    Create outreach and education materials:
    Customizable Artwork | Editing Instructions

    Access all available resources:
    Recycling IQ Kit Files
    Samples, templates & more

More info for Get the MassDEP Recycling IQ Kit

Recycling IQ Kit Case Study:
City of Lynn

Do Your Part, Recycle Smart:

News Release:
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Program to Reduce Contamination in the Residential Recycling Stream

Feature on PRI's The World:
As China Gets Tough on Recycling, Will America Get Cleaner?

Web Guide:
Massachusetts Recycling Markets Update


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