School Recycling Toolkit
Every school will be provided with at least one of each, a recycling and trash dumpster(s). A pick-up schedule for both will also be provided.
6 Steps to Single-Stream Recycling at Your School
1. IDENTIFY a Sustainability Coordinator for your school.
Select a teacher or staff member to be your Sustainability Coordinator (SC)! This person will be in charge of implementing the program. A good coordinator is someone who is familiar school staff and routines, a leader, organized and is enthusiastic about the environment.
2. ASSEMBLE a Green Team.
Students can play a huge role in the success of your recycling program. They can take the burden of collection off the Building Engineer and encourage their peers to join in.
3. SUBMIT your Online BINventory.
Account for bins in each classroom, office and common area, especially cafeterias! The form can be completed:
4. SETUP your Waste Stations.
Once received, recycling bins and trash cans should always be placed together, think of it as the “Buddy System.” Use any provided stickers to convert any extra trash cans into recycling bins.
5. POST Signs.
Be sure to post signs telling/showing what goes in each bin. This is especially important in the cafeteria! Signage will be made available for distribution and download.
6. LAUNCH Program. With an assembly and letters.