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NYC's Recycling Curriculum

DSNY developed the K-12 School RRResource Guide: RRR You Ready? to help educators implement the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in NYC schools.

The RRR Guide includes:

  • Lesson plans and activity sheets for grades K-12 that comply with Department of Education standards.
  • Ideas for hands-on projects and long-term activities.
  • Extensive background information, including glossary sheets.

On line RRResource Guide


Chapter 1: What IS Waste?

Chapter 2: What Happens to Waste?

Chapter 3: What Is Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (RRR)?

Chapter 4: Be A TrashMaster!

Chapter 5: All About Composting

Chapter 6: Supplemental Learning Opportunities