How to set up a school recycling program

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Kelley Dennings' presentation from the PLT Solid Waste and Recycling Curriculum workshop in Wilkes County, NC September 24-25, 2009.

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How to set up a school recycling program

  1. 1. RECYCLING IN SCHOOLS
  2. 2. Landfill Transfer Station Waste-to-Energy Recycling Composting SOLID WASTE OPTIONS
  3. 3. REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE THE 3 R’S
  4. 4. <ul><li>Saves limited natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents air and water pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Saves energy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides raw materials for industry </li></ul><ul><li>Creates jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Saves landfill space </li></ul><ul><li>Improves our nations ability to compete </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps habitats intact </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces greenhouse gas emissions </li></ul>WHY RECYCLE? WHY RECYCLE?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Preconsumer vs. Postconsumer </li></ul><ul><li>Commingled vs. Source Separated </li></ul><ul><li>Recyclable vs. Recycled </li></ul>DEFINITIONS
  6. 6. <ul><li>Collection of Recyclables </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing of the Material </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Recycled Products </li></ul>THE 3 ARROWS - CYCLE
  7. 7. MRF SEPARATION PROCESS
  8. 8. MRFs IN NC
  9. 9. BUYING RECYCLED
  10. 10. GLOBAL ECONOMY
  11. 11. RECYCLING MARKETS
  12. 12. NC Landfill Bans <ul><li>Take a guess: Which of the following are (or will be soon) banned from landfills? </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Oil (Used) Aseptic Packaging Oyster Shells </li></ul><ul><li>Glass Containers Scrap Tires Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Yard Trash Aluminum Cans Styrofoam </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic Bottles Antifreeze Appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Food Waste Lead-Acid Batteries Televisions </li></ul><ul><li>Wooden Pallets Motor Oil Filters Phone Books </li></ul><ul><li>Rechargeable Batteries Computer Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Bound Books </li></ul><ul><li>Beverage Containers from ABC Permitted Facilities </li></ul>
  13. 13. NC Landfill Bans <ul><li>Take a guess: Which of the following are (or will be soon) banned from landfills? </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Oil (Used) Oyster Shells </li></ul><ul><li>Scrap Tires </li></ul><ul><li>Yard Trash Aluminum Cans </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic Bottles Antifreeze Appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Lead-Acid Batteries Televisions </li></ul><ul><li>Wooden Pallets Motor Oil Filters </li></ul><ul><li> Computer Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Beverage Containers from ABC Permitted Facilities </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why Recycle With Kids? <ul><li>Recycling programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Create community norms </li></ul><ul><li>Teach responsibility and environmental stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Provide hands-on learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Make a difference in waste reduction </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wake County School’s Waste Composition Assessments By Volume: By Weight: WASTE COMPOSITION Data from Wake County, 2003
  16. 16. BINS
  17. 17. BINS
  18. 18. BINS
  19. 19. BINS
  20. 20. BINS
  21. 21. BINS
  22. 22. TIPS FOR SUCCESS A. Organize a coordination team
  23. 23. TIPS FOR SUCCESS B. Determine which recyclables are in your waste stream
  24. 24. TIPS FOR SUCCESS <ul><li>C. Identify a local market for recyclables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina Markets Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.p2pays.org/DMRM </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Waste Hauler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curbside or business recycling program </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. TIPS FOR SUCCESS D. Select the type of recycling program
  26. 26. TIPS FOR SUCCESS E. Work out a budget for the collection program
  27. 27. TIPS FOR SUCCESS F. Establish a system for collecting and storing recyclables
  28. 28. TIPS FOR SUCCESS G. Educate the organization & the community
  29. 29. TIPS FOR SUCCESS H. Set overall and individual goals
  30. 30. TIPS FOR SUCCESS I. Reward the doers
  31. 31. RESOURCES Grants for bins Promotional Items Lesson Plan Kits Trainings Recycle Guy costumes Clip Art Decals Posters
  32. 32. Thank you to our sponsors Iredell County Johnston County Lee County Mecklenburg County NC Beverage Association NC Friends of Museum of Natural Sciences NC State NC SWANA New Hanover County Orange County Pasquotank County Raleigh Wake County Waste Management/Recycle America Wayne County Asheboro Recycling Brunswick County Burlington Cary Catawba County Charlotte Chatham County Clayton Container Recycling Alliance Dare County Davidson County Durham County [email_address] Envision Plastics
  33. 33. Questions?

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