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School Resources

Templates & One-Pagers for Schools

Use these downloadable one-pagers for resources and ideas related to the different roles needed in a school’s zero waste program, how Household Hazardous Waste should be handled at schools, ideas for packing a zero waste lunch, and more!

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Green Team Structure Ideas
Zero Waste Program
Best Practices
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School Roles in the Zero Waste Program
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Tips for School
Green Teams
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Handling Hazardous
Waste at School
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Packing a
Zero Waste Lunch

Videos for Schools

A Day at a Zero Waste School

Introducing young people to zero waste behavior is a great way to install good habits that last a lifetime. See how the students, staff, faculty and administration of Bahia Vista Elementary in San Rafael work together to become a Zero Waste School.

Recycling is a Trip!

Dave the Recycling Fairy shows what happens to the stuff we throw away, and how it gets recycled into useful new stuff IF it is thrown in the right place.

Zero Waste Starts at Home

Dave the Recycling Fairy appears to point out that more stuff is not better…and that there are great ways to reduce your use.

ZunZun Recycling Assembly


Posters for Schools

Please use these 11″×17″ downloadable posters to encourage proper sorting of recyclables, compostables, and landfill material at your school. Poster links will open in a new browser tab or window.

For schools located in Marin Sanitary Service areas including Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Las Gallinas Valley, Marinwood, Ross, Ross Valley, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sleepy Hollow & Terra Linda.

For schools located in Mill Valley Refuse service areas including Almonte, Alto, Belvedere, Corte Madera, Homestead, Mill Valley, Strawberry & Tiburon.

Please note that Mill Valley Refuse will be phasing out the all brown recycling carts (for glass, plastic, and metal recycling) at the end of their useful life and replacing them with blue carts with a brown lid.

For schools located in Recology Sonoma Marin service areas including Bolinas, Forest Knolls, Inverness, Lagunitas, Marshall, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Olema, Point Reyes Station, San Geronimo, Stinson Beach, West Marin & Woodacre.