Where Does It Go?
A Kid’s Guide to Recycling, Composting, and Trash
Advanced version is the same recycling activity but you can send us the name of the city you live (also zip code) by e-mail and we will customize it with your school name as well as a list of local/mail-in recycling and solid waste links your students can use for their research.
One of the first steps in becoming an environmental leader is knowing where your garbage goes. Lots of things that we think we need to throw away can be made into new things, with recycling!
This activity will help your students learn how to get rid of your garbage the right way.
• Table activity with several common items. For each picture they see, students can work with their parents to find out where that item currently goes in your home either trash, recycle or compost pile.
• Next, students will go online (your local Solid Waste/Recycling location) to find out now where each item should go.
• Lastly a set of discussion questions.