Teacher Training and Resources

Incorporate waste reduction into your curriculum! Curricula and grant funds are available as well as field trips and workshops.

Looking for some fun facts? Need more information on how to compost? Then check out the many books, videos and other resources at our local West County libraries. Both the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County libraries have tons of books on garbage, recycling and composting. Check em out!

Contra Costa County library search

City of Richmond library search

Grant funds

There are many sources for grant funds. Here's a few to get you started.

Recycling center and landfill field trips

The Authority offers a limited number of Recycling Field Trips each semester. The Field Trips include tours of West County's own recycling facility (the IRRF) and the landfill.

Worm workshops

The Authority offers vermiculture workshops, showing how to use worms to speed the decomposition of organic matter into a rich soil ammendment for your garden. Recyclemore's own Worm Lady will help your classroom set up its own worm bin and teach you how to maintain it. Please contact our Recycling Coordinator at (510) 215-3120 to schedule a workshop. (Fall and winter only! We can come back in the spring to help you harvest the castings.)

P.S. Kids love it!

Paper making workshops

Paper making workshops provide a great opportunity for your students to learn about recycling and resource conservation while creating an art project. To schedule a workshop for your class, call our Recycling Coordinator at (510) 215-3120.

Curriculum resources

There are several curricula available to aid you in teaching about waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Interested in more? Ask your school librarian to get a copy for teachers at your school to share.


Authority resources

RecycleMore has a small collection of DVDs and other resources for teachers to borrow free of charge. See the complete listing by clicking on "authority resources" above.

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