Recycling & Waste Management

Start a Recycling Program - Go the Extra Mile

At a small elementary school in Belgrade, Maine, students, teachers, and motivated parents started a recycling program named Green Fushion. The program at Belgrade Central School has proved so successful that it is now the school’s pride and joy, and students are happy participants, eager to learn more about the recycling process, and eager to hold adults accountable for keeping up their end of its success.

Your school can be like Belgrade Central School and realize the hands-on educational benefits of a school recycling program. It’s one of the easiest ways to involve students in making a positive environmental impact that they can literally see and feel.

We offer two of our very own guides on creating a recycling program for you to download for free right here.
  • Our National Recycling Guide offers advice for every step of starting a recycling program at your school. It also offers general recycling learning concepts that you can incorporate into your curriculum while running the program.


  • Our Maine Recycling Guide & Learning Results offers advice for every step of starting a recycling program at your school. It also offers recycling learning concepts that you can teach that satisfy specific Maine Learning Results.

Do you want comprehensive action in your school now? Do you want an all inclusive program that will guide you through the process? Then consider WasteWise, a free program offered by the EPA. It is a flexible commitment based program where you reduce the overall waste in your organization based on your own goals, time, and motivation. As part of the program, you are included in a network with other organizations where you can bounce ideas off each other and share important lessons about successes and failures.


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