End of Year School Recycling

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SOCRRA E-News Update | June 2018

A lot can accumulate in the classroom and in lockers over the year! With a little bit of planning, you can minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill from your year end clean out.

Remember the 3 R’s!

Reduce ‐ Take note of what you are throwing away. Is it the same half‐used package of index cards that you threw away last year? Plan to use up all of the last of your supplies before the end of the year. And if you do end up with an excess of something, take note to reduce the amount of that item you get for next year.

Reuse ‐ Many supplies including dry erase markers, partially used note‐ books, and even opened glue and paint (with lids tightly secured), will be good to use after a few months of storage, so don’t trash those extra items. Do your best to store and save for use again next year.

Recycle ‐ Avoid a last minute rush that is more likely to result in mixing trash with recyclables. Use all your available recycling containers, and add extra temporary containers to be able to capture all the recyclables.