School Resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency downloadable curricula.

The Green Team
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection school website. Contains lessons and fact sheets that can be downloaded, along with information on how to obtain containers for school recycling, handouts and other materials at no cost.

Excellent resource for information on Massachusetts, plus links to educational resources.

A to Z Teacher Recycling Lesson Plans
Lots of downloadable educational materials for all ages.

Environmental Inquiry
Environmental Inquiry (EI) is a collection of ideas and resources to support high school student projects
on a wide range of topics in the environmental sciences.

Kids Recycle!
Listing of resources for developing recycling, composting, and waste reduction programs.

Education World
Links to various recycling activities.

Green Schools Program
School energy conservation ideas and educational materials.

Recycling-Related Trade Association Web Sites

Glass Recycling
Glass recycling information from the Glass Packaging Institute

Paper Recycling
Paper recycling information from the Paper Industry Association Council

Steel Recycling Institute

Can Manufacturers Institute

Regional MA and US Recycling Groups

Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative: The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative (HRMC) provides recycling, waste disposal, technical assistance, and sustainability services to its ten member Towns in western Massachusetts.


The Center for Ecological Technology (CET) provides recycling and waste management information for western MA.

Franklin County Solid Waste District
This public organization assists 22 towns in Franklin County with recycling and waste related issues.

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program that helps businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities.

National Recycling Coalition

Government Recycling Information

State of Massachusetts Consumer Recycling Information

FY2021 Dual Stream Recycling Contract



EcoBuilding Bargains


Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Westfield

Reuse Market Place