Recycling at Work and School


Food Residual Diversion Waiver Application - this is a link to the waiver application and instructions for Maryland's Food Residual Diversion law. For more information about the law, including waiver information, visit MDE's Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals webpage.  

How can I start a recycling program at my school?

Food Waste Minimization and Related Activities -- A Toolkit for Maryland Schools 

Waste Free Lunch Pledge for Schools

Your county recycling coordinator can be a big help in this process by helping you to identify what you could collect and how the program would work. Be sure to begin a dialog with the county recycling coordinator where the school is located to assure that all county regulations and procedures are followed.

Some Counties offers various displays, presentations and demonstrations that travel to schools and events.   Staff provides educational presentations to elementary, middle and high school students.   Contact your County Coordinator to schedule a presentation.

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How can I start a recycling program at my work?

Pursuing a recycling program for your work place is one of the best and easiest things you can do to help save energy, natural resources, and money.

Improving Workplace Recycling through Convenience, Configuration and Communication

Office Recycling 101: Shrink the Trash Receptacle

Research to Inform Improved Recycling in the Workplace

Setting Up Workplace Recycling

Maryland Green Registry (The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help businesses and other organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability).



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