Recycling Resources

The resources on this page will help you increase your recycling rates to perform your best in Reycle-Bowl!

Volume to weight conversions

 If a school intends to use volume-to-weight conversion factors to estimate certain material types, it should review the official conversion factors provided by Recycle-Bowl. Check out the Estimating Data Fact Sheet for help with conversions.

School Recycling Tipsheet

This document provides 9 tips to start or enhance a school recycling program. To learn about other school recycling program attributes from Recycle Bowl, check out our Recycling Guidelines.

Setting Up Solid Waste Recycling Programs in Schools Guide

This guide, by Dr. J. Winston Porter, was written for Keep America Beautiful in May of 2007. It was created for a wide range of potential users, including administrators, teachers and students, as well as many different types and sizes of schools, ranging from middle schools to community colleges. Sections include: Getting to Know Your Trash, Markets for Recyclables, Determining What to Collect in your Recycling Program, Setting Up Your Program and Educational Activities.

Inexpensive Recycling Bin Ideas

  • Look for ways to get containers donated. Examples include:
  • Copy paper boxes from print shops
  • Milk cartons or bread containers from grocery stores
  • Syrup barrels from your local soda manufacturer
  • Buckets from a local construction site

Grants for Recycling Bins

Recycling Bin Vendors

This spreadsheet lists various recycling bin vendors.