LAUSD Recycling Program
July 20, 2011
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the LAUSD, created a recycling program 5 years ago to educate the next generation of Angelenos and to provide free recycling service to all LAUSD campuses within the City.
This program is to get the school themselves to recycle. The schools have tons of paper, plastic, cardboard and other materials that go into the landfills. This program was developed for the following reasons:
- To offer a free program to the LAUSD schools inside the city. Most commercial operations charge for a recycling program
- To ensure that the collected materials will be recycled
- To have an education aspect to the city's recycling program. To date, we have given presentations to over 95,000 students. The kids then bring this information home to their parents.
The small pilot program of 14 school is currently serving 650 schools across the City. The schools are provided a variety of blue bins and weekly service. All the materials that can be recycled at home can be recycled at the school. The following is a list of materials that can be recycled at the schools:
- All Paper
- All Plastics
- Aseptic Containers
- Carthay Center Elementary
- Fairfax Visual Arts Magnet
- Hancock Park Elementary
- Laurel Early Education Center
- Melrose Avenue Elementary
- Westside Community Day School
You can also follow the program on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/City-of-Los-Angeles-LAUSD-Recycling-Program/141183500812.