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School and University Recycling

Setting the example of recycling in the classroom and university halls often brings recycling into the home as well.


November 15 is America Recycles Day

Join other schools, organizations and communities around New Mexico and the United State to increase recycling awareness during the month of November. Host an event at school, hold a recycling drive, add a new recyclable to your program or host an information booth. Also, check out a long list of educator resources. more

Sign Up As a Recycle-Bowl School

Keep America Beautiful’s recycling competition is back. Compete against other schools in your state and nationwide to see who recycles the most. There are lots of ways to get involved, tools and resources to get you started, and GREAT PRIZES for top performers! more



Educator and University Program Resources

  • NM Clean & Beautiful Educator Activities more
  • Download NMRC's standardized Recycling and Trash Signs to label your recycling collection containers more
  • Keep NM Beautiful recycling bin grants more
  • EPA's Educator's Resources more
  • Setting Up A School Recycling Program more
  • Colleges and Universities: Compete in RecycleMania more
  • Can Manufacturing Institute: Provides recycling curriculum for various grade levels more
  • Northeast Recycling Council recently completed a USDA Rural Utilities funded project to provide technical assistance and training to schools in waste reduction and recycling. See case studies and tip sheets on school waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting more arrow
  • Southern Utah Recycling Coalition:  Recycling Lesson Plans for Educators more
  • Visit NMRC's Educator Resources on the Links & Resources Page more
  • The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard.  This is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.  Watch the video for free at
  • Eco-Schools USA:  Recycling Lesson Plans for Educators more
  • Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Resources for Educators more
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