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>>

NOW - Keep CA Beautiful K-12 Recycling Challenge 

For 2021, KCB is not conducting their regular in-school recycling competition, but is offering the following categories:


  1. Recycling Art Contest

  2. Video Contest

  3. Environmental App Litter Assessment


Click HERE for more information! 

MAR 8 - SEI Earth Day Challenge (High School)

Take action to protect our planet and communities by joining the Energize Schools’ 2021 Earth Day Challenge! Starting March 8th, weekly challenges will explore areas of waste, water, transportation, and energy.


There are $1,000 in gift cards up for grabs for students and prizes for the top high schools who develop creative, campaigns that reach students and empower them to act.


For more information, click HERE.

NEW - Muirlands' Student Club Climate Action Website

Muirlands Middle School United Students Climate Action Club has launched there own climate action website to bring awareness to  current issues and encourage student action.  

Check it out at www.climateaction.earth!


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

SDUSD's Love Food Not Waste Program

Our food rescue program has been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will review necessary protocols for future re-implementation once our schools are back in session.  For more information on the original program, click HERE.


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.