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Zero Waste and Green Star Schools
​​Zero Waste and Green Star Schools
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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.

Check out Ecocyle's Green Star Schools webpage


Office of Sustainability
Phone: 720-561-5181