Get Your School Involved

How Can Your School Participate?

As a Trash Free School, you will educate and empower students and staff to reduce the amount of waste your school produces. Even if you start small, our 8-step process helps you to build on your successes.

Join In!

To be considered a Trash Free School:8182940661_5e158b1d62

  1. Submit a signed Trash Free School Pledge, and
  2. Form a Green Team.

Now continue with our 8 steps to help your school reduce waste.  Our Trash Free Schools Guidebook. walks you through this process and provides resources. Visit our 8 Steps Overview for more details.

Explore the Trash Free Schools Resource Center

  • Discover ways to get students involved and engaged in environmental stewardship.
  • Find new ideas for reducing waste at your school.
  • Download hands-on lesson plans, student activities, and how-to guides.
  • Explore details and suggestions for organizing, planning, and implementing the project at your school.

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Stay up to date, share your ideas and experiences, and connect with other Trash Free Schools with our Trash Free Schools Blog

Become a Trash Free School Mentor

Interested in helping our Trash Free Schools? We are looking for mentors, including parents, friends and neighbors, to provide support through on-site visits, trouble shooting, and planning. Contact us at [email protected]. for more information.