Environmental Services School Outreach

Educational Resources

Too Good To Throw Away - Recycling Education

Too good to throw away

Do you teach Grades 1-5 in the City of Tucson? There are free presentations available for your classroom. The recycling curriculum—Too Good To Throw Away (Grades 1-5), has resources available for download. Click on the following link to schedule a presentation in your classroom.

Talking Trash in Tucson for Grades 6-8

Talking trash in Tucson

Talking Trash in Tucson is a three-part recycling education program designed for 6th-8th grade students in the City of Tucson. Students learn about the Do More Blue recycling program, the 3Rs and waste diversion, and how to take action to make a difference in their decisions related to the waste they generate. Talking Trash in Tucson includes a pre-visit lesson, a hands-on and interactive classroom presentation (designed to fit into a typical 50-60 minute classroom period), and a post-visit lesson. The post-visit lesson includes the opportunity to enter the Do More Blue Everyday poster contest in which the winner's poster will be enlarged and displayed on a City of Tucson collection truck. Click here to schedule and download classroom materials.

Presentations & Displays

The City of Tucson Waste Reduction staff is available to give presentations about waste diversion and recycling for schools, neighborhood groups and other organizations. We can also provide an information booth or display for community events. For information, please call Customer Service at 520-791-3171 or submit a request.

Recycling Play for Children

Tucson Clean & Beautiful offers "E Pluribus Re-THINKs-It!" an entertaining and educational play for children in kindergarten through third grade. Teachers may contact Tucson Clean & Beautiful at 520-791-3109 to schedule a performance at their school. The play is funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County.