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Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling in State Government

Lead by Example

State employees “Lead by Example” and every one of us can be leaders in Source Reduction, Reuse and Recycling.

Follow the links below to learn how to reduce environmental impacts and promote Sustainable Government.

  • Responsible Purchasing

    State funds spent wisely will contribute to local economies, encourage production of "healthy-for-us" products, and "close-the-loop" on recycling.
  • Quick Tips

    Find something you can start doing right away!
  • Recycle

    State-sponsored paper recycling program, battery and cell phone recycling programs, and more.
  • Recycling Market Development Task Force (RMDTF)

    This task force provides guidance to DEQ and Department of Administration staff regarding “responsible or green” products to target for increased acquisition, and suggests changes in operations or policies that enable agencies to implement sustainable operating practices.
  • Sustainable Operations

    State agencies are engaged in diverse sustainable operations that support a healthy Montana economy, while using tax dollars wisely.

    This waste reduction program is a result of the Montana Integrated Waste Management Act of 1991. The Act directs state government to assume a leadership role in developing and implementing source reduction and recycling programs and in developing markets for the purchase and use of recycled materials. DEQ coordinates this program and provides technical assistance to agencies and state employees.