School Recycling Resources

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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin


Apply today to become a School Recycling Champion for the 2022 - 2023 School Year!



Eligible schools can receive financial assistance to support the purchase of recycling containers for classrooms and other school areas.  To apply, please click below on "Recycling Champion Funding & Recognition Program".  Download and complete the Application Form and then submit to 
[email protected]

SWACO's school recycling resources were developed to provide teachers, students, and custodians a variety of activities and tools to implement comprehensive, sustainable recycling programs.  Resources are available to assist with outreach, education, and best management practices to help schools Recycle Right!

In exchange for receiving recycling containers from SWACO, schools will be asked to commit to assessing the current recycling program, adopt recycling best practices, and educate staff and students with educational resources provided by SWACO.

Upon completion, schools will receive a certificate and banner, and SWACO will publicly recognize each school for its efforts to become a Recycling Champion!
Start a Recycling Program
Lesson Plans

Resources to implement a sustainable recycling program at your school!

Resources to help your students excel in the classroom!

Additional Resources
Recognition and Funding Program

Additional local, state and federal resources including links to curricula, service learning projects, competitions, and grants for school waste reduction and recycling!

Does your school need recycling containers for classrooms and common areas?  Become a SWACO School Recycling Champion!