School Recycling Study

Overview

Members of the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) are collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help school leaders manage recycling programs in both fiscally and environmentally sound ways.

Our mission is to develop and provide - at no cost to schools - best practices and recommendations for school administrators, school boards, and operations managers, on how best to manage recyclables and organics. We know that some schools already have model programs. Ultimately, we hope to learn your success stories and share them.

HELP US, HELP YOU!

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is trying to gain insight and develop sustainable practices to manage recycling in Pennsylvania Schools. Our goal is to reintroduce education on recycling and to show the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.


Environmental Benefits
RECYCLE BULLET   Conserving Raw Materials/Natural Resources
RECYCLE BULLET   Saving Energy
RECYCLE BULLET   Reducing Landfill Space
RECYCLE BULLET   Reducing the Amount of Harmful Greenhouse Gases Created


Economic Benefits
RECYCLE BULLET   Creating More Jobs
RECYCLE BULLET   Reducing Waste Disposal Costs

 

HELP US

Provide some information regarding current recycling practices taking place in your school by completing a short survey. Be entered into a prize drawing if the survey is completed by November 15, 2021. Please submit one application per school. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2022 but will not be included in the prize drawing after November 15, 2021.

Complete the survey online:

 School Recycling Study Survey

 Paper Survey

Return completed paper surveys to Shelly Dreese at [email protected] or at the mailing address below.

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP)
ATTN: Shelly Dreese
908 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

 

HELP YOU

We will use those surveys to work toward creating a model program that could help provide suggestions on implementing best recycling practices in your school.

  How to Enter

  STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Poster Contest

For more details click the image above

Video Contest

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Sponsored by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


2020-2021 School Recycling Study

 

2020-2021 PRIZE DRAWING WINNERS

1ST PLACE - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WINNER

 STONE VALLEY COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL

 2ND PLACE - $5,000 GREEN SPACE WINNER

 E.W. RHODES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 WATCH THE DRAWING!

Letter from E.W. Rhodes Elementary

 

STUDENT CONTESTS

 2020-2021 Poster Winners

Calendar                    Planner

 

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) invited Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) & Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) to engage in a conversation about recycling on their Keystone Radio Podcast. Click the link below to listen.

 Keystone Radio Podcast - Treating Recyclables as a Commodity: Understanding the Value of Recycling

 

 SCHOOL RESOURCES

Recycling Presentation for Schools