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All schools that receive waste and recycling services through the District contract with Republic Services are automatically registered to compete in the SDUSD Recycling Challenge. The criteria for award is based on a combination of school recycling and waste reduction efforts (overall diversion rate) and education and outreach efforts.

The Challenge ran from September 2019 - March 2020. 

For more information and a printable document with Challenge details click the link below.  Check out the April 2020 Recycling Newsletter for Challenge winner recognition!



2019-20 Recycling Challenge Winners!

Posted April 22, 2020


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-20 Recycling Challenge!

Elementary/K-8 Schools:  

Winner: Sandburg  (36.6% diversion) - $750

Runner-up:  Marvin (36.0% diversion) - $500

Middle Schools:

Winner:  Challenger (36.5% diversion) - $1,000

Runner-up:  Taft (34.9% diversion) -$750

High Schools:

Winner:  Henry (40.9% diversion) - $1,250

Runner-up: University City (30.9% diversion) - $1,000

Most Improved:  

Lewis Middle (from 14.2% diversion last year to 22.5% this year) - $250

How did your school rank?

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