Key Role: Generate enthusiasm and support for the new recycling program within the

school. Act as the Central Coordinator, or work closely with that person to communicate the school’s recycling needs and to disseminate information.


  • With the Central Coordinator, select a start-up date for the new recycling program.
  • Participate in a waste audit to assess the school’s recycling needs.
  • Keep the school’s program visible: arrange for a school wide assembly on the kickoff day; set recycling goals for students and offer incentives (such as free ice cream) if the goals are met; make recycling a recurrent school theme (through assembly programs, reminders about the program on morning announcements, and local field trips to recycling centers or landfills).