Skip to main content

Anchor Schools

Dedicated to Waste Prevention and Reduction

As a StopWaste Anchor School, you are committed to educating students to apply their skills and knowledge in action-based learning to stop waste at home, at school, and in their community. StopWaste anchor schools are given priority for StopWaste project support and resources.

StopWaste Anchor Schools commit to:

  • Planning hours to take action with StopWaste educators 
  • Supporting student led action projects, classroom programs and field trips
  • Pilot new innovative waste reduction programs as available

To be eligible to become an anchor school, your school needs to have participated in a StopWaste School program within the last three years, and have one lead administrator, teacher or club leader as the main liaison. 

Apply Now to be a StopWaste Anchor School

Current list of StopWaste Anchor Schools

Alameda Unified: Bay Farm School, Edison Elementary, Nea Community Learning Center & Lincoln Middle School

Albany Unified: Ocean View Elementary

Berkeley Unified: Malcolm X Elementary

Castro Valley: Chabot Elementary & Castro Valley High School

Dublin Unified: John Green Elementary

Emery Unified: Emery Secondary School

Fremont Unified: Ardenwood Elementary, Forest Park Elementary & American High School

Hayward Unified: 

Livermore Unified: Altamont Creek Elementary, Junction Avenue K-8 School & Livermore High School

Newark Unified: H.A. Snow Elementary 

New Haven Unified: Searles Elementary & Kitayama Elementary

Oakland Unified: Acorn Woodland Elementary, Burckhalter Elementary, Encompass Academy, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Melrose Leadership Academy, Sequoia Elementary, Montera Middle School, Castlemont High School & Oakland School for the Arts

Piedmont Unified: Piedmont Middle School

Pleasanton Unified: Mohr Elementary, Amador Valley High School, Go Green Initiative

San Leandro Unified: Garfield Elementary, James Monroe Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, John Muir Middle School & San Leandro High School

San Lorenzo Unified: Colonial Acres Elementary & Hesperian Elementary

Sunol Glen Unified: Sunol Glen Elementary School