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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

It's time for the 2023-24 SDUSD Recycling Challenge! The Challenge starts September 1, 2023 and runs through March 1, 2024. 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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Join WWF's Livestream on January 18th at 10:30AM to hear from youth activist Alexia Leclercq on the importance of youth in civic engagement.  Alexia will share their own activism journey, discuss the important history of civic engagement, and highlight the pivotal role youth play in leading transformative change for both people and the planet.  Grades 6 - 10. More info 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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