The Adams Clermont Solid Waste District is pleased to partner with Adams Brown Recycling to provide several environmental education programs and services to students in Adams County schools. The Education Specialist, Dee Edge, is available to assist schools with general environmental education, recycling programs, solid waste reduction projects, and food waste reduction/diversion programs
The Education Specialist works closely with school administrators and educators to develop and implement specialized environmental educational programs for their students. Classroom presentations, hands-on activities, technical assistance, and educational materials are available to schools and businesses on a variety of topics pertaining to waste reduction, recycling, and other environmental topics.
SCHOOL RECYCLING CONTAINERS AVAILABLE
A large amount of the waste generated in schools can and should be recycled. Examples of recyclable materials commonly found in schools include paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans. Once a recycling plan is established in a school, the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District can provide free indoor recycling containers to be used year-round in classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, and other areas throughout a school building. These sturdy plastic recycling containers are blue in color and are branded with a white recycling logo. The containers vary in size and shape depending on the application, from a 3 gallon rectangle shaped deskside container to a 32 gallon can with removable lid.
FOOD WASTE REDUCTION/DIVERSION PROGRAMS, SHARE TABLES, AUDITS:
School cafeterias generate a large amount of unnecessary food waste on a daily basis, which is not only costly to the school at the point of purchase, but also at the point of disposal. The Educational Coordinator is available to conduct an in-person food waste audit to identify the types and quantities of the foods and beverages that are commonly disposed of, and can develop a program to potentially reduce such waste. Share tables, carts, or refrigerators are a common tool to reduce waste. Each food waste reduction/diversion program is specifically designed to meet the individual needs of the requesting school. Several components of this program have been successfully implemented in multiple schools around Adams County.
THE “GREEN MACHINE” TRAVELING DISPLAY
The Green Machine is a popular custom-built traveling display that is used to teach about recycling and taking care of the environment. It can be seen at many local fairs and festivals throughout Adams, Brown, and Clermont counties. The Green Machine may also be available to come to your event or school to accompany a presentation from our Education Specialist!
Please contact Dee Edge via email at email@example.com or by phone at (937)378-3431, extension 104, for information about free environmental education programs available to your Adams County school, business or group.