2023 Waste Reduction Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships RecycleSmart initiated the student scholarship program in 2015 to inspire and reward student leaders who have made significant contributions to reducing waste at their high schools. Since that time, student leaders from Acalanes High School, Campolindo High School, Miramonte High School, Las Lomas High School, Northgate High School, Monte Vista High School and […]

2022 Waste Reduction Student Scholarships

2022 scholarship recipients

Student Scholarships RecycleSmart initiated the student scholarship program in 2015 to inspire and reward student leaders who have made significant contributions to reducing waste at their high school. Since 2015, student leaders from Acalanes High School, Campolindo High School, Miramonte High School, Las Lomas High School, Northgate High School, and San Ramon Valley High School […]

2020 Waste Reduction Student Scholarships

  Congratulations to our 2020 Student Scholarship Recipients! Alexandra (Lexi) Yomizo Campolindo High School At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, Campolindo’s volume of landfill material was higher than the other schools in Lexi’s school district. She recognized that solving this problem would require changing the behavior of the entire Campolindo community. Lexi worked […]

2021 Waste Reduction Student Scholarships

  Student Scholarships RecycleSmart, in partnership with Mt. Diablo Recycling has created Waste Reduction Student Scholarships for students attending a public high school in our service area. We will award college scholarships of up to $4000 to up to four high school seniors every year. If you have implemented a waste reduction program or have made significant contributions to […]

Student Scholarships

  RecycleSmart has created Waste Reduction Student Scholarships for students attending a public high school in our service area. We will award college scholarships of up to $2,000 to multiple high school seniors every year.  If you have implemented a waste reduction program or have made significant contributions to reducing waste at your school, this scholarship […]

Schools: Programs and Resources

New Law: SB 1383 SB 1383 regulations require local education agencies (public and charter schools, and county offices of education) to: Separate their organics and subscribe to an organic waste collection service that will ensure that the organics are not landfilled. A 3-container collection system (recycling, organics and landfill) must be provided in all areas where garbage […]

Is YOUR School a Waste Buster?

Child holding empty plastic bottle

  Wastebusters Program We’ll make it easy—and free!—to start a Wastebusters program at your school or for an entire school district. We developed an action plan for school coordinators and will supply all the tools you need to reduce school waste going to landfill. The goal is to divert 75% of all items away from […]

Schools: Zero Waste Lunch

  Our community’s goal is to recycle and compost 75% of everything that’s disposed of at school. Many schools are now recycling clean paper, plastic and metal and composting food scraps, paper towels and napkins. You can help reduce waste even more by helping your child pack a “Zero Waste Lunch.” Here are a few […]

Schools: Educational Resources

  Lesson Plan We’ve developed a 30-minute lesson plan for K-5 classes to help children understand the importance of recycling and composting, and what types of materials go into each of the different colored containers. You can customize the lesson plan to your grade level—from cutting out pictures that children can match to bins, to […]

Schools: General Information

Everything that can be recycled and composted at home can be recycled and composted at school. RecycleSmart can help increase recycling and composting at your school. Our team provides free technical assistance to public and private schools, school districts, and custodial and food services staff, including on-site training. We also provide free recycling and organics […]