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Recycle at School

  • The Schools Sustainability team provides outreach to public and private schools in Gresham.  In addition to helping schools meet mandatory recycling requirements, the City helps provide:

    • Onsite assistance to help reduce waste, conserve water and energy.
    • Resources to help administrators, custodians, teachers,  students and parents implement student green teams at school. 
    • School sustainability best practices. 

    Join Oregon Green Schools 

    • A framework for schools to implement waste reduction and resource efficiency programs.
    • Celebrates the student role implementing change in the school community.
    • Brings green teams from across the state together to share information and ideas at the annual Oregon Green Schools Summit.
    • View list of Gresham's Oregon Green Schools.   

    Student green team and class campaigns 

    • 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


    How and what to recycle at school