Schools throughout Boulder County are partnering with Eco-Cycle to move toward Zero Waste through increased recycling, the implementation of composting, and special waste reduction activities. The project is part of Eco-Cycle’s award-winning School Recycling and Environmental Education Program. The Green Star Schools are the first in the nation to reduce waste in every aspect of school life. As a result of implementing the program, up to two-thirds of the discards from each of the Green Star Schools is kept out of landfills.
The program began with four schools in the spring of 2005. Currently, there are over 9,000 students at the 29 schools enrolled. Thirteen additional schools have already signed up to join the program and are eager to start working toward Zero Waste. Additional schools are being accepted on a waitlist please contact us if you are interested.