Recycle & Compost at School

Remember: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

Schools produce a lot of paper, but it is easy to recycle it.

In the Fundy Region, paper recycling is picked up at schools by Saint John Recycling. They collect office paper, newspapers and magazines. Place the recycling bag for paper in your classroom beside the garbage can, so it becomes super easy to recycle that paper!

And make sure you use both sides of the paper first, before you recycle it!

Refundables are easy to recycle too and many schools use the money raised to fund school projects. Refundables include water bottles, juice bottles and boxes, 'mini-sips' and pop cans.

If you are having an event at your school, consider using recycling to raise some funds for those school projects.  Have a 'Re-Use' table with old books, toys, games and good used clothing.  One child's outgrown item is another's new treasure!

Composting is another form of recycling that you can do at school and many schools in our area are on board! Find out more about Composting at your school.

Be Cool, Recycle at School!

Compost at School


Would you like to Compost at your school?
Contact us at 738-1214 to get started.


Congratulations to KVHS!

Congratulations to KVHS for starting a composting program at their school! A few students started the program by proposing the idea to their principal, Mr. Smith. Once they had permission to start a composting program, they set up meetings with Fundy Region Solid Waste, the custodians and cafeteria staff, as well as the district. The students had to consider how many bins they would require in their school and request them from Fundy Region Solid Waste.

Interested students from all grades got together to form a “Green Team.” These students planned and organized an Earth Week event at their school, set up composting bins and advertised the new program. Their goal was to increase students’ awareness of composting and to reduce waste. The Earth Week event was successful and educated students on the importance of composting through PowerPoint presentations, posters, games and a barbecue!

Thank you KVHS for taking the initiative in starting up a composting program at your school! We hope that other schools in the region can be motivated by your actions, and also reduce waste!

If you are interested in starting up a composting program at your school, here are a few tips on how to get started:

  • Propose idea to principal to obtain permission to pursue a composting program
  • Set up meeting with Fundy Region Solid Waste, custodians, cafeteria staff and the school District
  • Calculate number of bins required, then request from Fundy Region Solid Waste
  • Events are useful to raise awareness about the new initiative at the school
  • Once bins are in place, track the amount of waste reduction

Poster for paper towels