School Recycling Information

Since 2000, the ACC Solid Waste Department has provided trash and recycling services to all Clarke County School District (CCSD) public schools including administrative offices.

This recycling service includes the following:
  • Promotional Materials for Single Stream Recycling
  • Annual Training for Teachers and Staff
  • Waste Audits (Self audit instructions here at Stop Waste at School)
  • Education Materials, Outreach Programs and Tour Opportunities including the ACC Green School Program
  • Mascots - Binny and Veto, shown below.
Recycling in ACC Schools
In November 2011, the ACC Recycling Facility was converted to a single stream facility. This means that all local schools can now place all of their recyclables into one recycling container - no more separation. 

Simply put – Single Stream recycling means that ALL recyclables can be collected mixed together in one container and collected with one truck (this does not mean trash is mixed with recyclables).   

Acceptable materials to recycle can be found here - recyclable materials.

NOTE:  Athens-Clarke County private schools are eligible for all of the recycling resources, and the ACC Solid Waste Department will gladly quote trash and recycling service for any local private school.  Need collection information?  Commercial Collection Information

Additional Resources


Awards


ACC Waste Reduction Awards - School Division

Spirit of Green Annual Recycling Award - Each year the Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) selects three state recycling award winners (one each from Elementary, Middle and High School) to receive the Spirit of Green Award.  This award includes a cash prize.

Competitions


Recycle -Bowl - Annual Keep America Beautiful (KAB) recycling competition for K-12 schools both public and private.  Cash prizes awarded to top producing schools (local, state and national).

Guides


State of Georgia School Recycling Guide - pdf
Locker Left-Overs Planning Guide (Alameda County, CA)

Opportunities


ACC Teacher Reuse Store




Veto
Veto the Vulture, the ACC Recycling Division's best recycler! Veto was named by Athens Montessori. Veto encourages everyone to "VETO" trash!

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Binny and Friend at the annual Green Life Expo! Binny was named by Barrow Elementary School.

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