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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

USE THIS TEXT FOR AUG 2024 - Add link button to NEWS & Info for 2024-25 Challenge, if there is one

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 on the Challenge, see detailed information on winning schools from last year, and find out how your school ranked in 2022-23.  



Click below for more information and to see  how your school ranked this year!

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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! For more information on our LFNW programs, click HERE.

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Classroom Grant Program

CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs to name a few.

Recycling & Zero Waste Newsletters

Make sure to subscribe to the monthly SDUSD Zero Waste & Recycling Newsletter for more news, events, competitions and resources!

A link to the newsletters can also be found on the News & Info tab.

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