School Recycling

Recycle at School
We can help
We offer recycling program assistance to all school districts and private schools in Pierce County (outside of Tacoma).

Our team of recycling experts can:

  • Assess your school's current recycling program
  • Update materials—including stickers, posters and purchasing up to ten recycling bins
  • Present recycling information to staff/teacher meetings or student groups (Green Teams, student council, etc.)
  • Offer educational programs for classrooms focused on recycling
Request School Recycling Support
Water bottle filling station program
Peninsula High School students pose with their water bottle filling station
Water bottle filling station at Peninsula High School
Reduce plastic bottle waste at your school
We offer water bottle filling stations to up to 15 schools each year.

All Pierce County school districts and private schools (outside of Tacoma) are welcome to apply. Priority is given to schools that can demonstrate they are actively working to reduce waste. Selected schools are expected to partner with Pierce County staff to evaluate their existing recycling and waste reduction programs and work on incorporating sustainability efforts school-wide.

You must be able to install and maintain the water bottle filling station. Pierce County will provide 3 filters (each filter lasts 3–4 months and filters 3,000 gallons of water). Each filter costs about $60.00.

Apply now