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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 containers, free signs and stickers, lesson plans, school assemblies and field trips and other resources.

Plus, we recognize schools that significantly reduce waste with awards of up to $1,500!

If you have questions or would like help with any of the resources, please contact:

Ruth Abbe
School Recycling Coordinator


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 reducing waste at your school, this scholarship is for you! Just describe your project and how it has reduced waste at your school. For questions, please contact Ruth Abbe at (415) 235-1356 or 
The 2020 Scholarship Program has ended.  Please check back later this year for 2021 information.