Nestled across the California/Nevada Sierra mountain border, Lake Tahoe is known for its stunning natural beauty, clear blue waters, and picturesque mountain scenery. During the...
Why Is Sustainability Education Important?
When waste is properly sorted and processed, it reduces the demand for raw materials and conserves natural resources. This, in turn, helps mitigate habitat erosion, reduces energy consumption, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions associated with resource extraction and production.
Learning how to source separate, compost, and Recycle Right® is crucial for reducing contamination, conserving resources, mitigating climate change, and fostering a more environmentally conscious and sustainable society. It plays a significant role in promoting responsible waste management and resource stewardship. Part of WM’s commitment to a sustainable tomorrow is ensuring that the communities we serve are supported with education and resources to help them meet their sustainability goals.
Here you’ll find helpful resources to help you start a recycling program in your home, business, or school. Learn how to correctly source separate items, and a whole lot more.
Recycling the right way is crucial for reducing contamination, conserving resources, mitigating climate change, and fostering a more environmentally conscious and sustainable tomorrow.
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Resources for Residential Customers
Properly source separating waste items is a critical component of responsible waste management. It promotes recycling, reuse, waste reduction, resource conservation, and environmental protection. Find out how you can be a sustainability champion in your community.
Resources for Commercial and Multi-Family Buildings
Whether source separation is a legal requirement in your area or you’re simply looking to run the most sustainable operation possible, WM offers resources for property owners and managers to build their own recycling or composting programs. Regulations vary by region, so please consult your local page for additional information in your area.
Resources for Schools
The most powerful habits and attitudes are created at an early age and recycling can be one of them. Our recycling curriculum has been developed in alignment with STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards and includes all required materials and background information you need to create a recycling lesson plan for any classroom, and is available in English and Spanish.
Educational Tours and On-Site Experiences
|WM offers a variety of educational events, tours, and classes across the Northern California / Nevada area, including:
Browse our events to see what we offer in your area.
Learn About Sustainability and Innovation
The WM EarthCare Landscape Center at the Guadalupe Landfill features compost and an assortment of mulch colors. Our products are made from Bay Area-sourced and produced, 100%...
Organics – yard trimmings, food scraps, and food-soiled paper – account for nearly 40 percent of the materials in our landfill, according the US EPA. They are also the source of...