Waste Reduction Initiatives

Recycling & Waste Reduction

All SFPS facilities work to participate in a District-wide recycling and waste reduction program. Currently we have a 32% recycling diversion rate, a 30% reduction in waste to landfill, and a 65% food waste to compost rate. Click here to view the District's current data.

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SFPS Waste Reduction Initiatives (May 2021)

•100% E-Waste Recycling once approved by the Board & State
•Food Waste composting at 22 of the 28 schools
•Recycling receptacles at ALL SFPS facilities
•Blue mixed-recycling dumpster at ALL but one facility
•Glass (pack in/pack out). Not generated by SFPS
•Plastic Water Bottles. Bottle Filling stations installed for all District Buildings
•Cardboard - collected and recycled
•Metal removed from waste; collected and recycled
•Chemical & Lighting Waste collected and removed quarterly
•Utensils at High Schools are plastic while all elementary and K-8 was washable metal.
•Most disposable Cafeteria Trays are 100% pre and post consumer waste and compostable
•Furniture Excess is stored, recirculated and donated.
•Construction Remodels, including metal, concrete, asphalt, and other select items are recycled.

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