During the 2017-2018 school year, the Wooster City School District recycled an estimated 107 tons of material.
For Wooster, recycling begins in the classroom. Each classroom has a dedicated recycle receptacle. Republic Services also has recycle containers at each district building for single stream recycling.
In addition to recycling with Republic Services, Wooster runs an electronics recycling program for failed or out-of-date technology. The district also recycles old text and library books through book brokers and programs that can utilize older textbooks in underdeveloped areas.
“We are far from our recycling goals, but the Wooster City School District is engaged in recycling and takes our recycling responsibilities seriously,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Tefs. “This is the first time we have decided to track how much we are recycling and are proud we have kept 107 tons from the landfill. We will continue our efforts and hope to increase our tonnage each and every year.”