Environmental Curriculum Topics:
Recycling & Composting

The DEEP Recycling Program offers resources to teachers and students who wish to learn about and/or implement recycling programs at home or at school. If you have further questions, please contact the CT DEEP Recycling Program at (860) 424-3366.

Recycling at School
The DEEP provides important resources for implementing school recycling programs, including:

Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom
School Composting Manual (for K-12)
A manual outlining the steps necessary for establishing and maintaining a successful school-wide composting program for cafeteria food scraps.

School Recycling Fact Sheets
A 60-page guide on implementing a school recycling program. (PDF, 4400K)

School Recycling Reminder
List of items that are mandated to be recycled, including at all private and public schools.

Tips on Waste Reduction and Reuse in Schools
Includes a list of special school projects that incorporate reducing waste.

Designing for Recycling in Schools
A fact sheet for architects and engineers.

Recycling at Home
This page has a great deal of good information for educators as it contains links to information about litter, the CT bottle bill, CT Recycles Day, History of Recycling and comprehensive information about home recycling that will be of great interest to your students.

Content Last Updated October 2019