Recycle/Waste Recycle/Waste
Recycling conserves our natural resources, saves landfill space, conserves energy, and reduces the pollution that causes global warming. By reducing, reusing, recycling and buying recycled products we are taking steps to preserve our world and personal health.

Activity Ideas
School Recycling Program
Implement a recycling program
Non-Recyclable Materials Audit
Conduct an audit of the non-recycleable materials used at your school. Non-recycleable materials are items like: Styrofoam, food soiled plates and napkins, and greasy pizza boxes. Then develop ways to reduce use of these items or even replace them with recycleable alternatives.
Composting Program
Implement composting program.
Waste-Free Lunch Days
Conduct a waste-free lunch day once per month
Charity Reuse Collection Program
Develop recycle/reuse collection day for charity, such as an athletic shoes or old jackets collection.
Great Locker Cleanout Program
Conduct an end of the year "great locker cleanout". Be sure to recycle anything that can be recycled.
Purchase of Recycled Materials
Purchase recycled materials for use in the school.
Operation No Bottled Water
Promote a "use tap water" program instead of bottled water. Encourage people to have a washable bottle that can be refilled every day.
Electronics Recycling Program
Establish a recycling program for hazardous electonic waste like: computers, cell phones, and batteries.
Paper Use Reduction Program
Reduce the amount of paper used each day at your school.


Visit the Resources page for more ideas.

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Education Agency
Blue Cross Blue Shield
TASC Student Council
Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Texas Children in Nature
Texas Computer Education Association