Community Guide

The average American creates 4.3 pounds of waste a day. That’s 1,569 pounds a year, much of which can be reused, recycled or composted!

The Rethink Waste Guide challenges Deschutes County residents¬†to rethink the things they use, reuse, recycle or throw away. Developed as a how-to guide, this print publication and website provides a wealth of information about how to lighten your load and tighten your impact on the planet. As a partnership between The Environmental Center and the Deschutes County Solid Waste Department, the guide is fun, approachable and gives a “thumbs up” to waste reduction.

Rethink Waste Guide

Rethink Waste Project Website