Do NYC schools recycle? 1� All schools are required by law to recycle� Recycling in schools is mandated by Local Law 19 (1989), Local Law 41 (2010), DSNY Recycling Rules, and the NYC Department of Education Chancellor’s Regulation A-850 . Local Law 77 mandates Organics Collection in participating schools .
What items at school could be recycled? Schools can recycle the common things that we are used to recycling at home. Paper and cardboard, plastic and glass bottles, aluminium cans and other drink containers.
Where does recycling go after leaving our classroom in NYC? Glass, metal and plastics collected at the curbside are sent to Brooklyn and New Jersey, where they are processed and sent to various recycling markets.
Why is recycling in schools important? School recycling can inspire students to care about the planet, to examine the resources that we use to make our world sustainable, to look at the consequences of using resources and generating pollution and waste. Schools help to shape the habits that we continue as adults.