School Recycling Resources


" Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

SWACO's school recycling resources were developed to provide teachers, students, and custodians a variety of activities and tools for implementing successful recycling programs.  Resources are geared toward outreach & education and best management practices.  Don't see what you need? Let us know.  Please contact our Program Administrator for Schools at [email protected] 

Check out these resources to get started today!

Start a Recycling Program
Data Collection and Monitoring
Be A Part of It
Staring or Improving a Recycling Program is easy with these downloads.

  • Best Management Guide  
  • School Walk-Through 
  • Container Labels 
Monitor program performance in order to right-size your program, create efficiencies and save money.

  • Pre-Dumpster Volume Monitoring Log
  • Post-Dumpster Volume Monitoring Log
When changing behaviors, getting everyone on board is a key to success. These resources can guide your communication efforts.

  • Template Letter to Staff from Principal
  • Template Intercom Announcements
  • Example School Newsletter Article
Lesson Plans

All the in classroom tools you need to help your students excel.

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Grants - Learn about available programs for that provide grant assistance for all of your waste reducing, recycling and composting projects.

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Funding & Recognition Program - Learn about SWACO's Recycle Champions funding and recognition program.

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