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Download or order our free materials to set up your school recycling program, and educate staff and students about waste prevention and recycling.

Certain materials are only available to download and print from a computer. These items are indicated below.

To order materials, fill out and submit the form below (or print out and FAX to 212-514-7812). Please allow four weeks for delivery.

These materials are tailored specifically for K-12 schools located in NYC. See info below for other cities.

Work with your school's Sustainability Coordinator, principal, custodian engineer, teachers, and staff to place ONE ORDER PER SCHOOL.

Use the site visit request form to request staff from the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling to come to your school and review recycling regulations with the principal and custodian. See how to request a speaker for other purposes.

See info for K-12 schools to find more resources for schools.

NOTE: fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.


           
Contact Information
First Name*  
Last Name*  
Title*  
Name of School or Building*    
DOE School or Building Code (example: M059)    
Street Address*    
City*    
Zip Code*  
Phone*     Ext. 
Phone Type*  
E-mail Address*    
 
School Recycling Information
Is your school currently recycling?*  
Explain current recycling*  
How will you use these materials?*  
 
School Statistics
Grades Served*
(ex: K-5)
 
Student Enrollment  
Number of Teachers & Staff  
Number of Classrooms  
NOTE:   You can find this information by looking up your school on schools.nyc.gov leaving NYCWasteLess then choosing "Statistics" - "Accountability & Overview Report".
 


Recycling Materials are grouped into the following categories:
School Recycling Container Decals
School Recycling Signage
School Recycling Posters
Educational Resources for Teachers
Educational Resources for Students
Recycling Info for School Community

Use comments at the bottom of this page to explain any unusual circumstances or requests. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader leaving NYCWasteLess to display and print PDF (Portable Document Format) documents.



School Recycling Container Decals
open pdf of Indoor Paper Recycling Bin Decal
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Indoor Paper Recycling Bin Decal
For labeling INDOOR paper recycling bins
(9" x 12")

Order ONE decal for each "Mixed Paper" recycling bin placed in classrooms, offices, and beside copiers.

 
 Mixed Paper Text Decal    
"Mixed Paper" Text Decal
(14" x 1.25")

Order 2 per lid.

 
open pdf of Indoor Metal, Glass & Plastic Recycling Bin Decal
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Indoor Metal, Glass, Plastic & Carton Recycling Bin Decal
For labeling INDOOR metal, glass, plastic & carton recycling bins
(10" x 14")

Order at least 4 decals for each large recycling bin in kitchen, in cafeterias, and other common areas, plus 1 for each small bin in main office and teachers lounge.

 
Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Text Decal    
"Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons" Text Decal
(14" x 1.25")

Order 2 per lid.

 
open pdf of Organics Recycling Bin Decal
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Organics Recycling Bin Decal
(12" x 6")
For schools in NYC Organics Collection program only.

Order two decals for each food waste bin in the kitchen and cafeteria. Apply decals directly to the bin.

 
Food Scraps Text Decal    
"Food Scraps" Text Decal
(14" x 1.25")
For schools in NYC Organics Collection program only.

Use on the front of brown organics bins to help identify where to discard food scraps.

 
Trash Only Text Decal    
"Trash Only" Text Decal
(14" x 3")

Use to label lids or sides of trash bins.


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School Recycling Signage
open pdf of Paper Recycling Bin Sign
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Paper Recycling Bin Sign
(English/Spanish, 8-1/2" x 11")
Shows what paper to recycle.

Place 1 sign above each paper recycling bin.

 
open pdf of Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Recycling Bin Sign
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Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Recycling Bin Sign
(English/Spanish, 8-1/2" x 11)
Shows what metal, glass, plastic & cartons to recycle.

Place 1 sign above each metal, glass, plastic & cartons recycling bin.


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School Recycling Posters
open pdf of Paper Recycling Poster - Small
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  Paper Recycling Poster - Small
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".

Use these posters as needed throughout your building.

 
open pdf of Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Recycling Cafeteria Poster - Large
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Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Recycling Poster - Large
Laminated, no adhesive.
(18" x 24")

Hang this large poster above each recycling bin in the cafeteria.

 
open pdf of Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Recycling Bin Sign - Small
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  Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons Recycling Poster - Small
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".

Use these posters as needed throughout your building.

 
open pdf of Organics Recycling Poster - Large
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Organics Recycling Poster - Large
Laminated, no adhesive.
(18" x 24")
For schools in NYC Organics Collection program only.

Hang this large poster above each food waste bin in the cafeteria.

 
open pdf of Organics Recycling Poster - Small
Click on image to see item
  Organics Recycling Poster - Small
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".
For schools in NYC Organics Collection program only.

Use these posters as needed throughout your building.

 
open pdf of School Liquids Bucket Poster - Large
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Liquids Poster - Large
Laminated, no adhesive.
(18" x 24")

Hang this large poster above each liquids collection bucket in the cafeteria.

 
open pdf of School Liquids Bucket Poster - Small
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  Liquids Poster - Small
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".

Use these posters as needed throughout your building.

open pdf of School Landfill Poster - Large
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Landfill Poster - Large
Laminated, no adhesive.
(18" x 24")

Hang this large poster above each trash bin in the cafeteria.

 
open pdf of School Landfill Poster - Small
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  Landfill Poster - Small
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".

Use these posters as needed throughout your building.

 
open pdf of School Food Trays Poster
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  Trays Poster - Small
Available for download only.
Two-sided. Prints on 11" x 17".

Use these posters in the cafeteria to show students where to properly discard different types of lunch trays.

 

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Educational Resources for Teachers
go to NYC K-12 School RRResource Guide
Click on image to go to the online RRResource Guide
   
NYC K-12 School RRResource Guide
(320 pages in 1" binder)
Includes reduce, reuse & recycling activities and lesson plans that meet current education standards.

 
open pdf of NYC Compost Project info card
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NYC Compost Project Info Card

Contact information and descriptions of NYC Compost Project programs (3.65" x 8.5").


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Educational Resources for Students
see interactive coloring book
Click on image to go to online interactive DSNY coloring and comic books.
   
DSNY Coloring Book
for Pre-K to Grade 1 (pre-literate) 
 
see interactive comic book 2-3
Click on image to go to online interactive DSNY coloring and comic books.
   
DSNY/Marvel Comic Book
for Grades 2 to 3 (emergent readers) 
 
see interactive comic book 4-6
Click on image to go to online interactive DSNY coloring and comic books.
   
DSNY/Marvel Comic Book
for Grades 4 to 6 (fluent readers) 

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Recycling Info for School Community
open pdf of School Recycling Info Sheet
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School Recycling Info Sheet
(4 pages, 8-1/2" x 11")

Describes school recycling procedures and other RRResources for schools.

open pdf of Golden Apple Awards info card
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Golden Apple Awards Info Card
(2 sided, 5.5" x 8.5')

Win cash prizes in Sanitation's contests for school recycling, reducing waste, cleanups, and composting projects.

open pdf of Organics Recycling Tips for Custodial Staff
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Organics Recycling Tips for Custodial Staff
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".
For schools in NYC Organics Collection program only.

Tips and procedures to post on the wall for custodial staff managing school organics collection.

open pdf of Organics Recycling Tips for Kitchen Staff
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Organics Recycling Tips For Kitchen Staff
Available for download only.
Prints on 11" x 17".
For schools in NYC Organics Collection program only.

Tips and procedures to post on the wall for kitchen staff managing school organics collection.

open pdf of NYC Recycles bookmark
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NYC Recycles Bookmarks
(3" x 7")

Shows what to recycle and contains links to popular recycling and waste prevention programs.

 
open pdf of Recycling Checklist Flyer
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Recycling Checklist Flyer
(2-sided flyer, English/Spanish 8-1/2" x 11")

Explains what and how to recycle with NYC Department of Sanitation.

 
open pdf of Recycling Checklist Removable Sticker
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Recycling Checklist Removable Sticker
(6" x 8")

Explains what and how to recycle with NYC Department of Sanitation.

 
Comments    
Please explain special circumstances - such as large orders, different shipping address, or your involvement with this project.
 
Other cities  

Please understand our recycling program is supported through local taxpayer dollars; we do not have sufficient funding to provide materials for other municipalities.

Do not use downloaded materials in other locales without careful adaptation.

See helpful links for teachers and kids to find other sites with resources for educators.

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