Recycling Champions has resources and tools to set up or improve your elementary and secondary school cafeteria recycling program. For both Organics Collection and non-Organics Collection schools, our Set-Up Guides, Presentations, Signage, Videos, and staff, faculty, and student handouts help make sorting easier and recycling areas more efficient.
Organics Collection schools are separating food scraps and food-soiled paper in addition to regular recycling. All Manhattan and Staten Island NYC DOE schools are currently enrolled, along with schools in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens. To find out if your school is enrolled, please visit the NYC DOE Office of Sustainability website, here. Non-Organics Collection schools will recycle metal, glass, plastic, and cartons in the cafeteria. Visit the NYC Department of Sanitation’s website to learn more, here.
> Setup Guide - Organics Collection (PDF)