Public Outreach & Education

GBB’s public outreach and community information experts help local officials and businesses involve and inform the public in solid waste management programs. We develop strategies; organize and staff citizen advisory committees; and prepare newsletters, brochures, videos, websites, slide presentations, and briefings to aid in the communications process.

Selected Project Descriptions:

Public Education Materials and Signage / Community and Stakeholder Meetings
Receivership of the Guam Solid Waste Management Division

Commercial Recycling Public Education
City of Plano, Texas

Strategic Planning for Solid Waste and Recycling Services – Stakeholder Research / Interviews
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, Charlottesville, Virginia Region

District Energy System Public Information Program
Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee

Related GBB Presentation:

Increasing Authentic Public Participation in New York State Solid Waste Management Planning: Industry Best Practices & Kent County, MI Sustainable Business Park Development Case Study
Jennifer Porter, GBB Vice President, and Theresa Evans, GBB Senior Consultant
New York Federation of Solid Waste & Recycling Conference – May 2022

When You Need Community Support: Using Low-cost Research Tools to Make Informed Decisions
Mary-Jane Atwater, GBB Principal Associate
WASTECON – August 2012

Related GBB Articles:

Online, Phone and In-person Surveys: A, B, C or All the Above?
Ashlea Smith, GBB Marketing Manager and Senior Consultant
Waste Today – April 2023

Tips for Designing Online Surveys for Solid Waste Management
Ashlea Smith, GBB Marketing Manager/Consultant II
Waste Today – May/June 2021

Back to Basics with Recycling Education
Ashlea Smith, GBB Marketing Manager and Consultant I
Waste Today – October 2019

Listening to the Community: Low-Cost Research Tools to Build Stakeholder Support and Manage Opposition
Mary-Jane Atwater, GBB Principal Associate
WasteAdvantage Magazine – January 2013