RecycleMore’s comprehensive school recycling and classroom education programs have successfully served West Contra Costa County schools for many years. The goal of the school programs is to educate families through school age children on the importance of waste reduction, recycling, and composting, with the hope of continuing the habits through adulthood and then on with their own families.

With the partnership of Republic Services, RecycleMore is able to offer FREE recycling center field trips and classroom/assembly presentations to public and private schools in West Contra Costa County (one per year per school). Field trips, presentations, and assemblies are ONLY offered on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month (except in February during President’s Week), at 9AM or 11AM. Field trip and presentation schedules are ideally coordinated at the beginning of the school year as there are only a limited number of spots available, but can be ongoing depending on availability.

Republic Services and RecycleMore can also provide assistance to schools in establishing and maintaining an on-site recycling and cafeteria organics/composting programs by working with administrators, maintenance staff, teachers as well as students and the school’s environmental groups.

 

HERE ARE THE FOUR (4) RECYCLEMORE SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO CHOOSE FROM:

1) Field Trip (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL SPRING 2023)

This is a tour of the West County Resource Recovery (WCRR) Facility with an interactive presentation by Republic Services Recycling Coordinators. Bus transportation will be provided at no charge by RecycleMore.

  • Available Grades: Field trips available for grades 2 – 12
  • Duration: Field trips take a total of 2 hours, travel time included
  • Limited Participants: 32 maximum (total with adults) for each field trip time slot
  • Waivers: Signed Waivers MUST be brought on the day of the tour or emailed to the Republic Services Recycling Coordinators at [email protected] prior to the tour day. If no signed waiver is received, the child/adult will not be able to attend.

Field Trip Waivers (Click on link below):

 

2) Classroom Presentation

This is an in-person interactive presentation for your classroom by Republic Services Recycling Coordinators.

  • Available Grades: Available for grades K – 12
  • Duration: Classroom presentations are around 30-45 minutes long

 

3) School Assembly

This is an in-person interactive presentation at your school for a larger group by Republic Services Recycling Coordinators.

  • Available for grades K – 12
  • Duration: School Assemblies are around 40-50 minutes long

 

4) On-Site Recycling and Organics/Composting Program

This is a site visit to your school from the Republic Services and RecycleMore teams to view the current program and how to set up a new successful program. RecycleMore suggests including leadership of the school, maintenance staff, any teachers, and students if available.

 

HOW TO REQUEST A PROGRAM FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Please click on the link below to request your interest for one of these programs at your school. Once completed, you will be contacted to confirm a day and time for the program. RecycleMore will do the best to accommodate your request.

  • FIELD TRIP OR CLASSROOM/ASSEMBLY PRESENTATION [CLICK HERE]
  • ONSITE RECYCLING & ORGANICS/COMPOSTING PROGRAM [CLICK HERE]

 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding these programs for your school, please contact the Republic Services Recycling Coordinators at (510) 262-7140 or email at [email protected].

 

Resources

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