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Ghita Carroll

Coordinator, Sustainability
Coordinator, Sustainability

Jeff Medwetz

Manager, Project
Manager, Project

Zero Waste and Green Star Schools

BVSD contracts with local company Eco-Cycle​ to provide waste reduction education programming in all schools as well as collection of recyclable and compostable materials. 

Eco-Cycle also supports the Green Star Program in 38 BVSD schools. Green Star Schools strive toward zero waste by implementing composting school-wide, increasing recycling efforts, hosting special events around waste reduction and implementing other waste reduction activities in the schools. According to Eco-Cycle, “Green Star Schools are the first in the nation to reduce waste in every aspect of school life. As a result of implementing the program, up to two-thirds of the discards from each Green Star School is kept out of landfills.” 

Food Services also has taken great measures to reduce waste. According to Eco-Cycle, participation and enthusiasm for these programs has grown over the past several years. Eco-Cycle believes the amount of recycling collected has decreased because schools are decreasing paper use, and doing a better job of reuse. Composting continues to increase as we add composting programming and collections through the Green Star School program.​

BVSD Education Center is also working toward zero waste and is a Green Star facility. For questions on creating a zero waste event, email BVSD Sustainability Coordinator Ghita Carroll @

Download Posters

Bilingual Recycling Guidelines Poster for Schools (8x11, 11x17)

Bilingual Landfill Guidelines Poster for Schools (8x11, 11x17)

Bilingual Composting Guidelines Poster for Green Star Schools (8x11, 11x17)

​Recycling Contaminants Dirty Dozen Poster

Check out Ecocyle's Green Star Schools webpage. ​Green Star Newsletter Spring 2018

Green Star Schools:  

Alicia Sanchez International School
Arapahoe Campus
Bear Creek Elementary
Boulder Community School for Integrated Studies (BCSIS)
Casey Middle School
Centennial Middle School​​
Coal Creek Elementary School​
Columbine Elementary
Community Montessori
Creekside Elementary
Crest View Elementary
Douglass Elementary 
Eisenhower Elementary
Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer​
Fireside Elementary
Flatirons Elementary
Foothill Elementary
Gold Hill Elementary School​​​​
Heatherwood Elementary
High Peaks Elementary
Horizons K-8 School
Jamestown Elementary
Lafayette Elementary School 
Louisville Elementary
Louisville Middle School
Manhattan School of Arts and Academics
Mapleton Early Childhood Center
Mesa Elementary
Monarch K-8
Nederland Elementary
New Vista High School
Platt Middle School
Ryan Elementary School 
Southern Hills Middle School 
Summit Middle School
University Hill Elementary School
Whittier Elementary ​