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Waste reduction

Waste reduction means decreasing the amount of materials needed in the first place so that volumes of garbage and recyclable materials are reduced.

The resources below will help your school set up waste reduction and reuse practices.

School wide – reduce waste at the end of the school year

  • Organize and hold a Zero Waste locker or cubby clean out, and then a School Swap DayDownload PDF 23 K to facilitate reuse and recycling at the end of the school year.

Lunchroom, kitchen and break room


Landscaping and grounds

  • Compost leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste.
  • Leave grass clippings in place to provide nutrients to the lawn
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