Introduction to Recycling now includes a Student Sort. Working in table groups, students will sort a container of waste into three categories: trash, recyclables, and green waste. Hands-on examples of materials used in the production of various items are also a new part of the program.

This program is a prerequisite for the Recycling Field Trip. Grades K-12, 55 minutes.

  

 

For the Introduction to Recycling Vocabulary List, Click Here (PDF)

 

For the Sort the Trash Cut Out Worksheet Click Here (PDF)

 

Print Out This Recycle Poster, Click Here (PDF)

 


Design and print your own recycling signs.


Play this interactive bin game to see if you know which item belongs in which cart.


Conduct a classroom waste audit using these instructions (PDF) to find out how much material your classroom or school is sending to the landfill.

 

Videos for Grades K-2

All About Recycling. A 26 minute entertaining and informative video about recycling with an emphasis on the heavy equipment used. 

 

 

At the Garbage Dump. A 26 minute entertaining and informative video about landfills with an emphasis on the heavy equipment used. 

 

 

Car Wreckers. A 26 minute entertaining and informative video about car recycling with an emphasis on the heavy equipment used. 

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – 3 R Song. A 3.5 minute video of Jack Johnson singing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

 

 

Videos for Grades K-6

How to Recycle Glass. A 5 minute informative video about glass recycling. 

 

 

Kids and Recycling. A 27 minute informative video about recycling.

 

 

Battery Recycling. A 26 minute informative video about battery recycling. 

 

 

What Happens at a Sanitary Landfill? A 28 minute informative video filmed at a landfill. 

 

 

E-Waste. A 4.5 minute informative video about E-Waste.

 

 

Kids Talkin’ Trash. A 13 minute informative video about our waste. 

 

 

Videos for Grades K-8

From Oil to Plastic. A 9 minute informative video about making plastic from oil. 

 

 

Videos for Grades K-12

How It’s Made: Aluminum Cans. A 5 minute informative video about how aluminum is made. 

 

 

How It’s Made: Glass Bottles. A 5 minute informative video about how glass is made. 

 

 

How It’s Made: Plastic Bottles and Jars. A 5 minute informative video about how plastic is made. 

 

 

How It’s Made: Paper. A 5 minute informative video about how paper is made. 

 

 

Download the Next Generation Science Standards for Introduction to Recycling (PDF).