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Anti-Contamination Toolkit

Free Outreach Materials

The Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) has developed a suite of recycling outreach materials including posters and ready-to-post social media messaging. Local governments, recycling haulers and other North Carolina organizations are encouraged to use and share these resources to help educate the public and fight contamination. Click the images below to download files.

DEACS staff can assist in tailoring outreach materials to fit your community’s recycling program or adding local contact information. Contact Mel Gilles at 919-707-8127 for assistance.

Curbside Recycling Basics Posters

Accepted List*
11x17 PDF Poster

Fight Contamination
11x17 PDF Poster

*Poster represents widely-accepted recyclables, but please check with your local recycling program or hauler to confirm.

Social Media Toolkit

Social Media How-To Guide PDF

No Bagged Recyclables
JPEG for Social Media

No Plastic Bags
JPEG for Social Media

No Tanglers
JPEG for Social Media

No Medical Waste
JPEG for Social Media

No Scrap Metal
JPEG for Social Media

No Food Waste
JPEG for Social Media

No Textiles
JPEG for Social Media

Additional free education materials and posters are available at Recycle More NC.

Outreach Campaigns

recycle guys logo

North Carolina adopted the Recycle Guys campaign from South Carolina for North Carolina elementary and middle school children. It includes an activity book, commercials, posters, stickers, tattoos and trading cards. They are a very cute group of characters that sing and dance.

The campaign kicked off in 2005 for high-schoolers, college students and twenty-somethings. Original funding for the creation of the campaign was through an EPA grant. The campaign includes bottle openers, commercials, posters and T-shirts. This campaign may differ from other recycling campaigns in that it uses different messaging, graphics and media outlets.

recyclemore logo

In 2010, the division embarked on a new campaign called Recycle More NC for the 35-year-old and older demographic. The goal is to not only increase curbside recycling, but also increase recycling participation at work and while out-and-about.

Promotional Materials

North Carolina recycling coordinators may download a Material Request Form and return to DEACS. Items will be shipped or delivered while supplies last. 

Social Media

Recycle Guys Costumes

Can Guy and Dottie Bottle mascot costumes are available for check-out to help promote recycling and waste prevention at events across the state.

If you are interested in reserving the Can Guy or Dottie Bottle costume(s) for your recycling event please check the calendar at Scroll through the calendar to see if the resource you would like to borrow is available for check out. Then, contact Mel Gilles at 919-707-8127 to reserve the costume.