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Recycle @ School: It's the Law!

Did you know that recycling is the LAW in California?  Schools are required to recycle mixed paper (most types), cardboard, rigid plastic, glass bottles and jars, and metal containers to be in compliance.  Read more>>

2023-24 Recycling Challenge

We're getting closer to "crowning" the 2023-24 SDUSD Recycling Challenge Winners! The Challenge runs through March 1, 2024. Don't forget to submit your Recycling Challenge Impact Form by March 1st. Schools can earn cash prizes for reducing waste, recycling, and increasing environmental awareness on their campus.  

Click below for more information and to see  how your school ranked last year!

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Join the movement and take the Challenge! It’s as simple as picking up litter wherever you are - at school, on a walk, at your favorite beach or local park.


Help the planet, because every piece you collect counts!


Deadline: On-Going


Recycling Program

San Diego Unified School District

Operations Division

4860 Ruffner Street

San Diego, CA 92111


Janet Whited

Recycling Specialist



Phone:  619-606-8645

SDUSD's Love Food Not Waste Program

LFNW goals are to: 1) Feed Students, 2) Feed the Budget, 3) Feed Others, 4) Feed the Soil , and 5) Feed Plastic Free! Please see below for more information on our LFNW programs and how your school can be involved.

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Calling all creative K-12 students across California! Let your creativity make an impact by creating a multimedia art piece to promote litter prevention.  The individual winner in each grade level group (four individuals total) will receive a gift card worth $500. The host school or sponsoring site of each winner will be awarded a prize valued at $500 each for environmental programming improvements.  DUE MARCH 1st. Find out more HERE.

ON-GOING - PepsiCo Recycle Rally


Recycle Rally is a free nationwide program that benefits K-12 schools and students by providing incentives and resources to help make recycling easy, fun, and rewarding.  For more information, click HERE.

Recycling & Zero Waste Newsletters

Make sure to subscribe to the monthly SDUSD Zero Waste & Recycling Newsletter for more news, events, competitions and resources!

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