Recycle at School

  • Schools are required to recycle in Gresham. The City works with public and private schools in the Centennial, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts to set up, maintain recycling systems and promote sustainability across school facilities.  The City helps provide:

    • Technical assistance to improved recycling collection.
    • Connect schools with resources to help administrators, custodians, teachers and students implement green practices.


    For assistance meeting recycling requirements:

    We can help 

    • School recycling best practices
    • Cafeteria and kitchen food donations and composting (Plate to Power)
    • Oregon Green Schools application assistance
    • Student recycling programs
    • Student earth clubs, green teams and class campaigns
    • School gardening
    • Waste audit and evaluation instructions
    • Obtaining recycling signage, equipment and supplies 
    • Connect to regional educational tools and opportunities
    • Establishing low-maintenance recycling projects
    • Funding resources and annual school grants program
    • Worm bins

    Join Oregon Green Schools 

    • Helps schools set up and maintain waste reduction and resource efficiency programs.
    • Awards schools for their efforts.
    • Bring schools and students together to network and share information and ideas through the annual Oregon Green Schools Summit.

    Contact us to start the application process

    View list of Gresham's Oregon Green Schools.   


    How and what to recycle at school