Rethink Waste Guides

We’ve created various in-depth guides to help individuals, property managers, event hosts, and others to rethink waste. These guides are free to download and share.

Rethink Waste Guide

This guide has the tools and resources you need to help reduce your waste and rethink your relationship with stuff in Deschutes County. Learn about composting, using nontoxic alternatives, and buying local. And take steps toward a community-driven goal: reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink. You can also come by The Environmental Center at 16 NW Kansas Ave. to pick up a physical copy, or find one in your local community at participating drop sites!

Multi-family Housing Guide

This guide is for multi-family housing property managers/owners such as apartments and condos.

This guide was developed based on research and findings from the Rethink Waste Multi-Family Housing Pilot Project in partnership with Housing Works. The guide is intended to help multi-family housing property managers and owners set renters up for success to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost.

Lodging Guide

This guide is for lodging property managers/owners such as hotels, resorts, Airbnbs.

This guide was developed based on focus group discussions with tourism industry professionals and findings from the Rethink Waste Tourism Pilot Project in partnership with Visit Central Oregon and participating lodging sites. The guide is intended to help property managers and owners set visitors up for success to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost.

Coming soon!

Plastic Film Recycling SOP

This SOP is for beverage manufacturers and distributors.

This SOP was developed based on focus group discussions with beverage manufacturers and other local businesses and findings from the Rethink Waste Plastic film Recycling Pilot in partnership with Deschutes Brewery, Crater Lake Spirits, and participating beverage manufacturers.