Link to West Virginia’s local Solid Waste Authoritieswill help you learn about local recycling program options and solid waste collection services in your area.  

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Recycling Lesson Plans and Money for Teachers 

Special Investigations  

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.

After RCWV Recycling Lessons have been used for instruction, teachers may register on the RCWV Recycling Lesson Award Application.  Participating teachers will be eligible to win one of six $200 gifts (link is here) to be used to purchase instructional materials.

Past winners of Recycling Lesson plan classroom money are here.

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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. Recycling Lesson 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. 

  6. Art Teachers, we have Coloring Contest for students K-3 and Freedom Contest students 4-12th grades.

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