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>>


The District has a new waste and recycling contractor, Republic Services, but we will still have a Recycling Challenge for 2019/20!  For more information on how your school can win prize money for your recycling efforts, and to see how your school ranked in the last year's Challenge, click HERE.

Carton 2 Garden Contest

The sixth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, is now accepting applications! Contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for re-purposed milk and juice cartons. Schools can win up to $5000 in the Carton 2 Garden contest. Learn more and register today!  Deadline: April 1, 2020.


Recycling Program

San Diego Unified School District

Operations Division

4860 Ruffner Street

San Diego, CA 92111


Janet Whited

Environmental Specialist


E-mail:  jwhited@sandi.net

Phone:  858-637-6268


ON-GOING - One Earth Recycling Fundraising Opportunity


Students and families can earn money for their school and earn free Shore Buddies plush friends, through a unique cans and bottles recycling opportunity provided by One Earth Recycling. For more information on how you can recycle to help your school, check out this flyer and visit OneEarthRecycling.com.

ON-GOING - PepsiCo Recycle Rally


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

As other funding opportunities become available they will be listed here.

SDUSD's Love Food Not Waste Program

A food rescue program has been implemented at all school kitchens in the district! Leftover edible food is picked up by hunger relief organizations and provided to those in need. Click HERE for more information.

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