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>>

SDUSD Recycling Challenge!

The 2021-22 SDUSD Recycling Challenge is here!  Earn cash prizes for your school by reducing waste, recycling, and increasing environmental awareness.  Click HERE for detailed information!

SDUSD's Recycling & Zero Waste Newsletter 

Check out the first Recycling & Zero Waste E-newsletter of the 2021-22 school year!  You'll find FREE resources for schools through the District's contract with Republic Services, FREE environmental education and outreach funded by the City of San Diego, school recycling highlights, and more!  Click HERE to access the newsletter.


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 - 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.

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