Organize a Waste Sort

We provide a pre-sort lesson, as well as supplies and day-of instruction to your class to conduct a successful waste sort. Hands-on projects like this support Washington education standards and provide opportunities to apply academic skills to real-world problem solving.

Students will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about materials and the environmental impacts of everyday products we use and behaviors we practice.
  • Evaluate the school’s garbage and recycling by collecting, sorting, and weighing garbage and recyclables.
  • Analyze the data collected.
  • Research and propose solutions to reduce trash and increase recycling.
  • Present the results to the school community.

Offered to students in 2nd through 12th grade

To schedule, contact:
Thurston County Solid Waste
(360) 867-2280
SolidWasteYouth@co.thurston.wa.us
www.ThurstonSolidWaste/youth