School Recycling

Nearly 80 percent of school waste is recyclable or compostable. Recycling can help schools save on disposal costs and taxes associated with solid waste disposal. School recycling programs also educate future generations about the importance of waste reduction and recycling.

Anoka County has grant funding, free container signage and free technical assistance to help schools improve recycling programs.

Free help is available. Get started today!

Contact Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions for:

  • FREE on-site technical assistance
  • Container grant program up to $10,000 per school
  • FREE recycling and trash container signs
  • Tips for working with your hauler
  • Waste reduction, reuse, recycling and organics recycling information
  • Fluorescent lamp, electronics, battery and printer cartridge recycling information

Call: 763-324-3400
Or fill out our online form for our school recycling staff to contact you about the program.

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Area schools have realized benefits such as:

  • Reducing trash disposal costs
  • Reducing costs to maintain garbage disposals
  • Providing a cleaner trash disposal area
  • Improving workers’ safety by reduced heavy lifting
  • Reinforcing recycling behaviors for students

School Recycling Workshop

Join Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions for a workshop on school recycling, organics collection and overall waste reduction.  School staff will share success stories, industry experts will present on specialized topics and county staff will be on hand to explain the assistance offered to schools.  

Check back for the next workshop date and details. 

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