Waste Reduction and Recycling

PWCS Recycles

Recycling conserves natural resources, reduces landfill waste, and promotes the concept of sustainability. PWCS recognizes the importance of recycling and how it positively contributes to our community's environment.

The following items can be recycled in our schools and facilities:

  • Aluminum (metal) cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons (juice and milk)
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles (types 1 and 2)

View a PDF of the PWCS Recycles flyer.

Single Stream Recycling

Single stream recycling refers to a method where all recyclables are placed together in a single bin, rather than having to sort them. The combined materials are collected by our contractor for Solid Waste & Recyclable Pick-Up and Disposal Services, American Disposal Services, and sorted at their facility. Visit the American Disposal Services website.

Learn more about single stream recycling on Wikipedia.

Do you have questions about recycling at your school? Please email us at [email protected].

Recycling Program Options

Looking for pathways to sustainability for your school? Recycling programs are a great opportunity for schools to educate students and staff on waste management and earn rewards and recognition. Participation in a recycling program fulfills requirements towards earning Energy and Sustainability Challenge rebates.

View a PDF of the Recycling Program Options flyer.

Additional Recyclable Materials

There are additional programs in place for hard-to-recycle materials.