"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
SWACO's school recycling resources were developed to provide teachers, students, and custodians with 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 of excellence and banner, and SWACO will publicly recognize each school for its efforts to become a Recycling Champion!
Eligible schools in SWACO's jurisdiction, primarily Franklin County, Ohio, can receive financial assistance to support the purchase of recycling containers for classrooms and other school areas. The application for the 2023-2024 school year has closed.
SWACO will begin accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year in May 2024. To apply, please click below on "Recycling Champion Funding & Recognition Program", download and complete the Application Form, and then submit it to[email protected].
Check out these school recycling resources to get started today!
Resources to implement a sustainable recycling program at your school!
Resources to help your students excel in the classroom!
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!