Schools Trash and Recycling

Student Recycling Education

Educational Assembly

Salinas Valley Recycles offers a free educational and an entertaining assembly program for all schools in Salinas to help students learn about recycling and the environment. The Recycling Wizard is presented by performer/educator Doug Nolan of the Rock Steady Juggling and is for audiences of all ages, but can be specifically geared towards elementary, middle school, or high school students. Doug has been an award-winning Bay Area performer with over 20 years of experience performing in front of thousands of children annually.

Arrange Free Recycling Assembly

School Infrastructure

To Start, Stop, or Change Trash & Recycling Curbside Collection Services

To start, stop, or change your school's trash and recycling curbside collection service, please contact Republic Services of Salinas.

Visit Republic Services of Salinas | Call (831) 751-5453

FREE Waste Assessments for Schools

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Schools can get FREE assistance and training to reduce trash costs and save money. Scheduling a free waste assessment will provide the information needed. Please contact Salinas Valley Recycles to schedule an obligation-free meeting.

Visit Salinas Valley Recycles | Call (831) 775-3007

What Goes in the Recycling Cart

Many plastics (including bag-in-bag), glass, metals, paper, and cardboard materials may go into the recycling cart. Please review full details on the printable Recycling Flyer ENG / SPA.

Please put items into the recycling cart loose, not bagged or bundled. All containers must be empty. Rinse out excess liquid or food residue. Flatten all cardboard boxes. Pizza boxes are ok if they are free of grease and/or food.

Residents can also donate their recyclables and/or redeem their beverage containers for money at a certified recycling center. Find a Recycling Center in Salinas.

Learn about how Salinas Families Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

What Goes in the Yard Waste Cart

Only yard or garden clippings and trimmings, like grass, leaves, flowers, weeds, or branches may go into the yard waste cart. Please do not put plastic bags, water bottles, animal feces, garden hoses, food, or any other materials in the yard waste cart, because this material is used to make high-quality compost and wood chips.

Please find full details on the printable Yard Waste Flyer ENG / SPA.