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Waste prevention and recycling resources for schools

Garbage and recycling    Resources for schools

Teach your students about waste prevention and resource conservation. Metro develops and maintains a wide selection of resources and programs for schools in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

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Metro provides free classroom presentations, puppet shows, educational theatre assemblies and other educational materials on waste prevention, recycling, composting and household hazardous waste. Help your students understand the connection between their personal choices and the earth’s diminishing resources. Presentations and materials are geared to state standards and designed to help you enhance your teaching goals.

Elementary school resources

Metro offers free puppet shows, classroom presentations and curriculum materials to elementary schools in the Portland metropolitan region.More

Middle and high school resources

Metro provides presentations, curriculum, videos, teacher workshops and community service projects to middle and high schools in the Portland metropolitan region.More

School recycling guide

Find resources to help support your in-school recycling program.More

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Resources for teachers and parents

Metro has many programs, events and resources for teachers and parents. Use this page to find topics of particular interest to you and your kids.

By the Numbers

Tons of air emmisions reduced by recycling in the region in 2005.

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View an award-winning video that follows paper, aluminum, steel, plastic and glass through the recycling process – from your recycling bin to a recovery center and then into new products.

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