Recycling Toolkit

    Maryland requires all schools and facilities to recycle, which includes paper and cardboard, glass, plastic, metal, light bulbs and electronics. The resources on this page will help you get started if your school is not currently recycling, or will help you expand and strengthen your program if you are already recycling. 
    Recycling and saving energy can help students learn about the environment, and engage them both in and out of the classroom through hands-on, real-life learning and leadership opportunities. Recycling and conserving energy not only helps the environment, but also reduces district expenses allowing the savings to go to programs that directly serve our students.

    For additional information, contact Rajeshri Bachubhay, energy specialist, or Joanna Pi-Sunyer, green schools coordinator. 
    Baltimore City College is recycling!  Watch more stories on Vimeo.
    Single-stream recycling

    Glass, paper, cardboard, newspaper, cartons, plastic, cans, tin and metal are mixed together in a “single stream.” Baltimore City's Department of Public Works (DPW) visits each school once per week to pick up as much recycling as each school has. 
    Supplies & signs
    Engaging your school community

     Recycling other things
    • Paper: Paper can be separately recycled by Hanna Paper (formerly Paper Retriever/Abitibi). Schools must still participate in single stream and other recycling.
    • Light bulbs: City Schools Facilities Department collects and recycles light bulbs - contact Antoine McIver 
    • Electronic Technology (e-cycling): City Schools’ Information Technology Department (ITD) collects and recycles obsolete technology (computers, monitors, cell and desk phones, fax machines, etc.) via the Disposal of Obsolete Technology
    • Books and textbooks: Contact Laura Jones in the Office of Teaching and Learning 
    • Toner/Ink Cartridges: Some of these can be recycled - see this Guide