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Resources for Educators and Advocates

As champions of sustainability, we believe in empowering the next generation to make informed choices for a cleaner planet. Our resources help inform students of all ages about the importance of responsible waste management. 

 

Keep scrolling to find great resources for K-12 and beyond!

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Helpful resources to use in the classroom, community, and beyond

Education Extension Activities

Are you looking for ways to bring sustainability and waste education into your classroom or community? Check out these activities, lessons, books, and projects connected to reuse and sustainability. Send us a picture of what you do with your students!

LRS Coloring Book

Print this PDF coloring book and let your youngster bring it to life with markers, crayons, paint, or colored pencils. Send us a finished piece!

Education Extension Activities

Are you looking for ways to bring sustainability and waste education into your classroom or community? Check out these activities, lessons, books, and projects connected to reuse and sustainability. Send us a picture of what you do with your students!

Blue Cart Recycling Map – City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation

Do you wonder where your recycling goes after it’s collected? Check out this interactive ArcGIS map tracking the journey from collection, to sorting, to recycling these materials. Made in partnership with the City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation, this map is interactive and can be used in many educational applications. Be sure to watch the videos embedded in the map!

The Exchange Material Recovery Facility Virtual Tour

Do you think your recycling efforts are in vain? Join us on a journey of LRS’ most state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility: The Exchange. Watch the magnets, screens, robots, cameras and people who make recycling happen.
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Education Extension Activities

Are you looking for ways to bring sustainability and waste education into your classroom or community? Check out these activities, lessons, books, and projects connected to reuse and sustainability. Send us a picture of what you do with your students!

Blue Cart Recycling Map – City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation

Do you wonder where your recycling goes after it’s collected? Check out this interactive ArcGIS map tracking the journey from collection, to sorting, to recycling these materials. Made in partnership with the City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation, this map is interactive and can be used in many educational applications. Be sure to watch the videos embedded in the map!

The Exchange Material Recovery Facility Virtual Tour

Do you think your recycling efforts are in vain? Join us on a journey of LRS’ most state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility: The Exchange. Watch the magnets, screens, robots, cameras and people who make recycling happen.
Play Video

Blue Cart Recycling Map – City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation

Do you wonder where your recycling goes after it’s collected? Check out this interactive ArcGIS map tracking the journey from collection, to sorting, to recycling these materials. Made in partnership with the City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation, this map is interactive and can be used in many educational applications. Be sure to watch the videos embedded in the map!

Recycling 101

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LRS - Michigan Recycling Service Areas - Niles

LRS - Michigan - Recycling Service Areas - Niles

LRS - Michigan Recycling Service Areas - Cassopolis

LRS - Michigan - Recycling Service Areas - Cassopolis

LRS - Michigan Recycling Service Areas - All

LRS - Michigan Recycling Service Areas - All
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