Westchester's recycling law requires schools, like any other business or institution, to meet recycling standards.
Class tours of the MRF
Recycling bin labels
When placed on containers such as a cardboard box, a plastic pail or a large hamper, labels can distinguish any container as a receptacle for recyclables. Make your bin labels, using our templates. Try laminating them for the best results. They are available in for paper bins and commingled (glass, plastic and metal) bins.
You can also spread the word about recycling in Westchester by sending information home with students. The Curbside Recycling Guide, available in English and Spanish, provides all the do's and don'ts of recycling in the County.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has developed resources for teachers to teach about waste reduction, reuse and recycling in the classroom. They even have a handbook, called the "Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Composting & Buy Recycled Resource Book" for schools to use.
Assembly presentations on the reasons and merits for recycling
Take the school self-audit to assess your recycling program and make sure you are recycling all that you can.