School Programs

Foster a Laboratory for Learning

When it comes down to it, we all have questions about our trash. With the passage of Assembly Bill 939 in 1989, known as the California Integrated Waste Management Act, the City must meet certain requirements by reducing the quantity of waste generated and disposed in landfills.

Schools can play a critical role by partnering with the City to reach and maintain these requirements. By implementing waste reduction and recycling programs in schools, student achievement can be enhanced by turning the school environment into a laboratory for learning.

Schools or individual teachers can also contact the City’s Public Relations Analyst at (760) 947 1020 or via email at to schedule presentations, assemblies, Earth Day events and other activities that focus on solid waste, recycling and water conservation.