School Recycling Workshop Series

March 10th - Richmond Convention Center
July 17th - Council on Governments Building, Washington, D.C.
August 1st - Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon

Two more free workshops planned for summer 2008
These workshops are great opportunities for recycling educators, solid waste managers, school personnel, private schools, colleges and universities and parents to discuss the advantages of school recycling programs and get the technical training on how to start recycling in schools.

School Recycling Workshop- Northern Virginia
Register for this workshop
9:30 – 2:00 on July 17, 2008
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
3rd Floor Board Room
777 North Capitol Street, NE
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002

School Recycling Workshop- Southwest Virginia
Register for this workshop
10:00 – 2:00 on August 1, 2008
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

Draft Agenda

  • Status of School Recycling in Virginia by Erica Trout, VRA Association Manager
  • Success Story: How one school system implemented a city-wide recycling program in their schools
  • One School System's Approach by Scott Horan Find out how Stafford County's Chief Facilities Officer decided to offer recycling to each of their schools.
  • Pascale Fondeur and Heather Jelks will discuss how they started a composting and recycling program in Alexandria.
  • Q & A with the Speakers
  • Free Lunch
  • Who Can Service Our School's Recycling?: During this time, vendors from across the state will meet and greet with participants to discuss how collections would occur in your schools.


Erica Trout
Phone: 804-302-4231