Web Pages top
number of informational and educational resources for setting up
and managing effective recycling and waste prevention programs
are available from this site such as publications, school curricula
and suggested action lists. Some of these resources however, such
as funding sources and local or state government contacts, are
specifically oriented to California school systems. Many, though
not all, of the publications referenced on this site can be downloaded.
Hampshire Governor's Recycling Program - School
purpose of this site is to assist New Hampshire school systems
in developing recycling and composting programs through a series
of downloadable fact sheets and manuals. (See Composting - Downloadable
Guides and Manuals for a description of "Composting at New
Hampshire Schools.") Much of this information at this site,
despite its New Hampshire focus, can be applied by school systems
in other states. One very useful fact sheet that can be downloaded
from this site discusses different types of school recycling collection
Government Web Pages top
school section of the San Mateo County (CA) RecycleWorks website
provides a wealth of recycling and composting information that
is organized into different topic areas under activity guides
or school programs. There is a brief, clearly written 6-step
guide to starting a school recycling program along with sample
memos that can be downloaded. Related topic areas that are covered
include waste prevention, environmentally preferable purchasing
and green schools.
Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority
More at School
is the school recycling assistance section of the West Contra
Costa (CA) Integrated Waste Authority's RecycleMore web site.
There are four main sections - how to start a school recycling
program, teacher curriculum resources, worm composting instructions
and suggested web links for kids.
Resourceful School Project is sponsored by the Saint Louis County
Department of Health for the purpose of teaching about recycling
and related subjects and to help schools to set up recycling
programs. The three principal sections of this site are for students,
teachers and recycling coordinators, though it should be noted
that they often share the same page links. The student and teacher
pages are devoted to games, activities and lessons relating to
recycling. The recycling coordinator section provides a video-based
guide to setting up a school recycling program that can be downloaded
using either the Real Player or Quicktime plug-ins (links for
downloading these free players are also provided). The text for
these video presentations can also be viewed online. There are
also links to a site database on materials recycled for 1998
- 1999 for schools participating in this project.
Downloadable Guides & Manuals top
purpose of this manual is to provide a technical reference on developing
a successful school based recycling program. It is organized into
three parts addressing team building and program design, implementation
and program monitoring and maintenance. There is a strong discussion
of the roles of key players such as students, teachers, administrators
and custodial staff. Appendices include program design worksheets
such as waste audit forms and sample educational materials such
as letters to parents.
Department of Sanitation - School
and Institutional Information
Select the link to Publications
The Guide to Mandatory Recycling in NYC Schools
manual was developed in support of the mandatory implementation
of recycling programs within NYC school facilities. It is organized
with respect to describing the principal responsibilities and actions
to be taken by principals, custodians, food service staff and students
/ teachers. The custodian and food service sections pay a lot of
attention to the technical issues connected with the selection
of proper receptacles and other storage issues and moving recovered
recyclables to designated collection points.
ten-step approach for making recycling happen in schools is described.
development tips and additional technical resources are also discussed.
(Knowing what can be recycled)Gaining Administrative SupportPicking
a coordinatorSelecting a recycling teamDeveloping the collection systemProgram
kickoffEducational OutreachProgram monitoring and evaluationAdding