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Cobb County Schools Are Going "Green"
Our recycling program is based on the three "R's": Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Our recycling program involves active participation by students and staff. The program uses single stream recycling which means that all recyclable materials are collected in the same container and after pick-up, they are separated at the recycling center. Schools have lists posted for the types of materials that can be recycled.
Unfortunately , not all materials can be recycled. Once polystyrene (foam) trays are contaminated with food, they cannot be recycled without the trays being washed. Furthermore, there is no facility within the region that recycles polystyrene trays. As part of the "Reduce" program, staff and students use a system of tapping off any leftover food and stacking trays for disposal which has reduced the volume of garbage.
Cobb County School District is committed to conserving resources and being good stewards of the environment by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling for "Going Green."
WM Recycle America (education resources)
Environmental Protection Agency (education resources)