Cornell Cooperative Extension offers resources for both teachers and students to learn about recycling, composting, and waste reduction. CCE staff can interact with your school in a number of ways by conducting large assemblies, classroom lectures and presentations, table-top demonstrations at school events, and by offering resources and guidance on promoting waste reduction in your school.
*sourced from the NYS DEC webpage*
We can help. Our Guide for Schools is a great place to start thinking about how your school can benefit from waste reduction. Print our easy to understand step-by-step guide to assessing and addressing your school's recycling program. Visit some of the Helpful Links listed on this page.
NYSAR3 GREEN SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM
The New York State Association for Reduction, ReUse, and Recycling has a Green School Grant Program open for public and private schools grades K-12. Your school could become eligible for up to $500 in funds to help establish or support a recycling or composting program! Awards are given twice yearly. These grants are competitive, so ingenuity and initiative is key to conceptualizing your grant proposal.
SPRING 2017 APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON APRIL 7
Terracycle is a revolutionary recycling company that has launched FREE recycling programs for conventionally un-recyclable products. These programs are sponsored by the brands that manufacturer the products that are conventionally not recyclable. All you have to do is sign up to join, start collecting the item in your school, download free shipping labels and send in the waste to be recycled.
You could even raise money for your school through their recycling program.
Here's a sample of some of their FREE recycling programs with Terracycle:
Last updated June 6, 2017