Environmental Services School Outreach

Educational Resources

Too Good To Throw AwayToo Good To Throw Away - Recycling Education

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 (download pdf) is a four-lesson recycling education curriculum designed for middle school students. The curriculum was developed to provide students with an understanding of how the City of Tucson manages solid waste and the importance and need for recycling in our community. The lessons focus on landfills, the concept of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," the City of Tucson's Blue Barrel recycling program, recyclable materials, and taking action. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are incorporated in these lessons, including discussion, small group work, research activities, and a poster contest.

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.