The district continues to promote a robust recycling program at all schools through its partnership with Royal Recycling Solutions. Over the past five years, the district has been able to save approximately five tons each year, representing 25.33 total tons since the program’s inception and saving 348 trees, 202.64 cubic feet of landfill and 177,310 gallons of water.

The program seeks to capture and divert as much waste as possible from landfills. Material is picked up from Glen Cove and brought to a Queens facility, where it is sorted and separated into different grades of paper, plastic, metal and glass, among other materials. All items are then condensed into large blocks and sold to mills to make new materials.

The recycling program emphasizes the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – to all of the students. They have the opportunity to learn how recycling reduces energy usage, air and water pollution while doing their part to help lower greenhouse gas emissions.