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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!

Project Green Challenge (PGC)  informs, inspires and mobilizes high school, college, and graduate students worldwide around climate action, public health, social justice and advocacy. The 13th annual global initiative starts October 1st — and students can sign up today!


This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges that change lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. 


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.

People and Planet Challenge

The 2023 People and Planet Challenge is an exciting opportunity for middle and high school students  to devleop their leadership skills while inspiring change in their community. SEI's annual challenge runs NOW through November 15

Click HERE for more information!

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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