Want to start or improve an existing recycling program at your school? Follow these three easy steps…
Step 1. Make a Team
You can’t do this alone, so get some help. The best teams have students, teachers, principals, administrative staff and parents who are all willing to help. But, even just a few dedicated people can make a big difference.
You need a team or club name and each member should have a role:
Coordinators can make sure there are bins in the right places, arrange for and oversee collection.
Outreach members can help spread the word and encourage recycling.
Artists can make creative signs and posters to show people how and what to recycle.
Recyclers can make sure that the bins are being used properly and empty smaller bins into larger collection bins.
Step 2. Call Your Local Service Provider
Ask for collection bins and pick-up service. They will help you to determine how often you need pick-up service and will provide small bins for every classroom, office and copy room as well as larger toters to be stored in a central area for pick-up.
Local Service Providers:
What can you recycle?
Step 3. Promote, Promote, Promote!
Get everyone involved and active in the recycling program.
Sound easy? It is! Your recycling program will help:
Need help? We’d be glad to assist you in any way we can. Call the Authority at (510) 609-1216.