EDCO: Family Owned – Locally Operated

Skip to navigation

On the Road to Zero Waste!

August 18, 2014

Did you know the State of California has set a goal to divert 75% of California waste from landfills by 2020 (AB341)? All school districts are required to recycle and San Diego Unified needs your help to be one of the waste diversion leaders!

The District is partnering with EDCO to seek ways to achieve a minimum of 15% reduction in solid waste this school year, which would bring our overall diversion to 39% by mid-2015.  Our goal is to continue to divert 15% of our waste each additional school year so we can reach 75% (or more!) waste diversion by 2020.

To meet these goals, Zero Waste strategies and other technologies that improve the District’s resource efficiency beyond the traditional waste and recycling collection will be implemented at all sites. Specific pilot programs will be initiated at various locations, as well.

The District’s Recycling Program will be developing, implementing and maintaining a detailed diversion tracking, reporting and invoicing system to support the District in reaching its waste diversion goals. 

Interesting facts:

There are 561 gray trash bins being used by the district (3cyd)

There are 282 blue recycling bins being used by the district (3cyd)

There are 50 green landscape material bins being used by the district (3cyd)

With your help, we can reduce the number of trash bins in the district and replace them with recycling bins, instead!

Back to SDUSD