Mecklenburg County is happy to assist private schools with either starting a new recycling program or improving upon an existing one. Contact us to:
- Receive up-to-date information on all materials that are currently recyclable in Mecklenburg County
- Learn where to recycle or donate special circumstance materials such as styrofoam packaging, equipment or supplies, or hazardous waste materials
- Receive lesson plans and ideas for activities on recycling, litter prevention and composting to incorporate into school curricula
- Get suggestions on field trips to County recycling and composting facilities
- Schedule a guest speaker
- Receive Word templates for recycling container signs that you can modify and print
Private schools are responsible for providing their own interior recycling containers. Many schools use low-cost and easy-to-obtain receptacles such as copier paper boxes to collect paper in classrooms and administrative areas, and 5-gallon buckets to collect cans, plastics, metals, cartons and bottles in hallways and other convenient locations.