The goals of the Coalition’s Youth Contest are to encourage students to use their creativity and learn about recycling. The West Virginia Recycles campaign features the theme, “It All Comes Back to You.” The slogan presents multiple messages; a recycled product or material can return to consumers as another product; recycling comes back to consumers as an improved environment; and it is everyone’s responsibility to recycle.

It All Comes Back To You

2022 Youth Contests

Coloring and Freedom Contests 

Our Programs

All participants for 2020 are on this YouTube video.  The Recycling Coalition would like to thank all of the contestants for their hard work!  Check out more previous entries on the Past ReFashion Show page.

Lesson Plans

Our Educational Outreach Programs offer chances for teachers to win classroom funding prize money. Teacher Lesson Plans Align to WV Department of Education Content Standards and Objective’s (CSOs) and may be used for across–curriculum instruction.

Recycling Lessons for classroom instruction.
  1. 2021 Recycling Lessons here 

  2. 2021Recycling Investigations here

  3. Youth Contest Coloring link 2021 Youth Contest link 2021

Lessons may be modified in order to be grade level appropriate and used at different grade levels.
  1. Recycling Lesson Plan 1 - Don’t Waste the Moment 
    Driving question- How much of the waste which is thrown away in the school cafeteria may be composted or recycled?

  2. Recycling Lesson Plan #2 – One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
    Driving question – What does waste disposal cost anyway?

  3. Recycling Lesson Plan #3 – Waste Not Want Not
    ​Driving question – How does a compost pile reduce waste?

  4. RecyclingLesson Plan #4 – Reclaiming and Replacing
    Driving question – What happens to garbage when it leaves the school or my house?

  5. Recycling Investigations Lesson - include text dependent questions, provide graphical representations of data, prompt students with investigations, and may be used across the curriculum instruction. Lessons may be modified in order to be used at different grade levels. 

20th Annual ReFashion Show

Huntington Mall - Macy’s Court, 500 Mall Road, Barboursville, WV 25504
Saturday, November 19, 2021
Registration  Starts at 11:00 AM - Show Starts at 1:00 PM
The Re-Fashion Show is organized by the Recycling Coalition of WV, Inc.

  • Recycling Champions

​ The Recycling Coalition of West Virginia honors Recycling Champions who reach beyond their normal responsibilities to contribute time and service to support the recycling industry in the Mountain State. These Recycling Champions provide recycling leadership across the state and make a significant contribution to the recycling community.

​​Links to press releases for recent West Virginia Recycling Champions here:

  • Gayle Allenof Hampshire County nominated by Susan Parker WV DEP Youth Environmental Program and Region VIII Solid Waste Authority. Mrs. Allen has overseen the school's participation in plastic film recycling challenge through the Trex company.  Last year they collected 4,408 pounds of plastic. 
  • Kevin and Ashley Strum of Berkeley County are committed to making sure students have access to a recycling program.
  • Teresa Blackmonof Wyoming County nominated by Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority and Brittany Bauer. Blackmon helped Wyoming East High School the start a recycling program which has expanded to local offices, businesses and throughout the community.