LRSWMD Free Programs for Schools

The LRSWMD offers Free Programs for Schools using waste management to provide a wide-range of learning experiences to students and staff. We understand that your school is facing a unique set of challenges these days. Let us help by coming in and providing tools, time, resources, and learning opportunities. We offer activities, facility tours, presentations, community connections, volunteer opportunities, information on national programs that offer cash and prizes, and presentations addressing materials management from different angles. All interactions are customized for your school and classroom.

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TREX Recycling Challenge

Every year hundreds of schools across the nation compete against each other to recycle the most plastic film. In addition to providing a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of recycling, Trex will happily donate a high-performance composite bench to the winning school, and bestow honorary awards to every school that participates.




 TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.

Products recycled with TerraCycle are awarded TerraCycle points which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Visit their website for details.


State of Vermont Environmental Assistance Office


 The Vermont School Science Lab Safety Team (VSSLST) was established to help schools reduce their risk by helping them to work towards better chemical management and overall science lab safety. This webpage is designed to provide schools with the tools needed to manage their chemicals, maintain safe labs and create a Chemical Hygiene Plan.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resourcescomposting recycling and trash containers

Vermont schools play a critical role in implementing Universal Recycling throughout the state, both as producers of recyclables and organic materials (leaf and yard debris and food scraps) and most importantly as educators. Schools can teach their students why recycling and composting matter, and show their communities how it can be done. Visit their website for tools and tips!

United States Environmental Policy Agency


Looking for homework resources or ideas for a school project? The EPA provides information for students and teachers alike! Students - Check this out!