Recycling education and outreach

The DNR and its recycling program partners have many resources for a variety of audiences. Learn how reducing, reusing and recycling can help you, your community, your business and the environment by saving money, energy and natural resources. Together, we can make a difference.

Publications and posters

The following publications are available in print and sometimes in electronic form. If an electronic version is available, there is a link to that publication for easy downloading. All titles are followed by the publication number for easy ordering.

Use the following publication order form to request individual publications or bulk quantities (up to 100 copies). This order form will be updated twice a year.

To view other recycling publications, visit the searchable publications system. You can search by publication title or keyword or select the recycling category on the first screen to view all recycling related publications in the system.

Business/commercial recycling
Composting
Electronics recycling
General recycling
Health care waste
Open burning
Plastic bag and film recycling
PreK-12 education
Tips for responsible units

Newsletters

The ReSource newsletter

Note: As of February 2013, Recycling News is called The ReSource.

Current issue
Past issues

Please note that older issues may include outdated information, including names, phone numbers and email addresses. To see issues older than those listed, visit the searchable publications database and select "Newsletter" in the "Keyword Search."

Videos

Videos

Radio ads

Radio advertisements

The DNR has produced radio spots to promote grass-cycling, composting and leaf-mulching in Wisconsin. These radio ads are available to any community or organization interested in airing them. Please contact Elisabeth Olson for more information.

PreK-12 education

PreK-12 education

Air Defenders: The Quest for Clean Air [exit DNR] - A community educational resources on open burning, air quality and respiratory health for teachers, health officials, and other non-formal educators. Air Defenders is an interdisciplinary, multi-media educational program organized as a kit and web site. Kids team up with the Air Defenders - Seeker, Identifyre and Recyclotron - to pursue their quest: to clean the air and protect community health. Air Defenders to the rescue!

Environmental Education for Kids!(EEK!)EEK! This electronic magazine is for kids in grades 4-8. Keyword search: Recycling.

Education Connection [PDF] An order form for all DNR educational materials.

Green & Healthy Schools logoGreen & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Join schools across Wisconsin in demonstrating a commitment to a sustainable Earth, stronger communities and healthier learning environments. Learn how your school can become an official Wisconsin Green & Healthy School as you teach and implement recycling and other sustainable practices.

Nature's Recyclers [PDF] This activity guide is intended to help you teach people about natural recycling, cycles in nature and the important role people must play in recycling our natural resources.

Keepin' It In the Loop These study guides are designed to help you and your students begin thinking about recycling – why it's important and how resources can be conserved and protected. Two guides are available, one for grades K-3 and the other for grades 4-8.

Recycling and Beyond: Fun Stuff [PDF] Recycling activity and coloring book for kids.

Recycling & Waste Reduction: A Guide for Schools (WA-1561) [PDF]

Wee Recyclers The Wee Recyclers Early Childhood Environmental Education Program helps you teach children to become Wee Recyclers. Materials are designed for use with 3 to 5-year-olds in early child care settings; however, most activities can be modified for use with other age groups.

Wee Crafts [PDF] In this Wee Crafts guide, we provide some specific craft projects for you to create with your children.

Last revised: Thursday April 10 2014