Miami County Recycles

Education

Speakers and Resources

Talking about recycling in class? The Solid Waste District would love to provide a speaker to share recycling statistics for municipalities, examples of recyclables from home and school, and more. We can also help create recycling curriculum for any grade! 

Waste Reduction Awareness Grant Application for Schools

Grants applications for 2017 are available here - please note that the application window has been extended through December 31st. Please contact us at 937-440-5653 with any questions.

The Miami County Solid Waste District is committed to supporting environmental education in Miami County. We are pleased to assist public and private school educators with environmental education programming as it relates to solid waste issues. 

We provide several grants during the school year for to purchase materials for recycling education. 

 

Fundable items include, but are not limited to:

  • Classroom activities that teach students about recycling, waste reduction, litter prevention, pollution, landfills or other solid waste topics
  • Recycling-related field trips or guest speakers
  • Containers and other supplies for a school recycling program
  • Recycled-content art materials and supplies
  • Supplies for a school waste-reduction program
  • Materials to create a composting area at your school
  • Developing activities that teach about recycling, waste reduction, litter prevention, pollution, landfills or other solid waste topics

Aged Group Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan: Roscoe Sorts the Trash
Grade Level: Third

Files: Roscoe the Raccoon & The Garbage Day Adventure, Roscoe the Raccoon Lesson Plan & Worksheet

Objective: Students will be able to identify trash from recyclables and know how to sort them into the appropriate bins.
 
Includes homework: Yes