CVWMA offers residential recycling programs only within its 13 member jurisdictions.The CVWMA does not provide recycling service to schools and universities, however, we know how important it is to have recycling available outside the home so we have put together some information to help you get a recycling program started anywhere.
You will need to check local listings or research online for local contractors to see which one offers the price and container(s) that will most benefit your school or universitythat provide school recycling.Local contactors that provide School Recycling services. There is a cost.
Offer Office Paper, Cardboard and Commerical/Multi-Family Recycling services as well as School recycling.
12206 Old Stage Road, Chester, VA 23836(804) 706-5877
Container First Services
Offer Business and Multi-Family recycling.
13200 Ramblewood Drive, Chester, VA 23836 (804) 748-8324
Provides recycling for Henrico County Public Schools. Contact Paul Carper with Henrico County Public Schools at 804-652-3950.
Provides school recycling for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Do not have contact information at this time.
The Benefits of Starting a School Recycling Program
There are many advantages, financial and otherwise, an organization can experience after implementing a program to reduce, reuse and recycle!
- Create Lower Disposal Costs
- Save Money by Eliminating Unnecessary Items
- Lower Costs By Buying Bulk or Using Minimal Packaging
- Lower Costs By Reusing Products and Supplies
- Receive Revenue From Recovered Materials
- Lower Costs By Purchasing Products Made from Recovered Materials
You will need to discuss your plans with school/university administation, so be equipped with the beneficial infomation to help your conversation go smoothly. Check to see if your school or university has a Sustainability Office(Program).
- Create Your Own Signs for Recycling Containers ( Download universal recycling symbol)
- Free Recycling Posters (from PlanetPals)
- Implementing a Successful School Recycling Program: Handbook for Teachers and Schools
- Recycling Containers for Schools,Parks, and Offices
- Reuse+Recycling=Waste Reduction, A Guide for Schools and Groups
- School Recycling Resources for Faculty and Staff (U.S. EPA)
- Terra Cycle: Eliminate Those Hard to Recycle Waste Items