Ongoing education & engagement is an important part of a successful school recycling program. A school recycling program can be a wonderful hands-on lesson for teaching students about waste reduction & conservation. It also raises broader community awareness about the importance of waste reduction & recycling since students bring the lessons learned home to their parents & siblings. Students also carry these habits to their adult lives. In addition, a successful recycling program can result in cost savings for the school or district & can be a point of pride for students, teachers, & parents!