If you are ready to reduce the amount of waste your school district creates, we are ready to help you.
StopWaste offers Alameda County priority school districts that commit to a comprehensive district-wide waste reduction and recycling program with hands-on technical assistance and free educational resources. We will help you reduce waste through reuse, recycling, and composting; and close the recycling loop by purchasing recycled products.
We are looking for school districts willing to declare their commitment to reducing the amount of readily recyclable and compostable materials in landfill trash sent to less than 10% by the year 2020.
This commitment requires providing access to recycling and organics bins, training staff to support school recycling programs, and measure their progress in reducing compostables and recyclables to less than 10%. In return, we help you design, implement, and sustain your recycling program and provide several fun, engaging, and effective activities to educate students and staff about waste reduction.
By implementing the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost) – throughout your district, you’ll reduce the amount of mixed paper, food waste, and yard waste you must pay to dispose of, while empowering students to participate in waste reduction and to appreciate the value of our world’s natural resources.
From the list at right, select your school district's name to download classroom recycling signage as well as contact information regarding your district's collection service.
Priority School Districts
The following Priority School Districts (indicated in BOLD) have committed to reducing the amount of readily recyclable and compostable materials to less than 10% in trash sent to landfill.
Alameda Unified School District
Albany Unified School District
Berkeley Unified School District
Castro Valley Unified School District
Dublin Unified School District
Emery Unified School District
Fremont Unified School District
Hayward Unified School District
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
New Haven Unified School District
Newark Unified School District
Oakland Unified School District
Piedmont Unified School District
Pleasanton Unified School District
San Leandro Unified School District
San Lorenzo Unified School District
Sunol Glen Unified School District
If you are a public charter or private school, email email@example.com for eligibility.