Resources for Schools
Marion County Public Works - Environmental Services has resources to help your K-12 school reduce waste and conserve resources. We’re here to help with your recycling, composting, energy, and water conservation efforts.

The materials listed below are available for free to public and private K-12 schools located within Marion County, Oregon while supplies last. Some offerings listed below have requirements of the school, but all are provided for free. Please note that requests for resources must come directly from an employee of the school.

Schools certified in the Oregon Green Schools program and public schools will receive priority. If you aren't sure if your school is a current Oregon Green School or want more information about the program, visit MCGreenSchools.net

For more information about these resources, please contact environmentalservices@co.marion.or.us -or- 503.588.5036).

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1. Bins (Must be Oregon Green School Certified)
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2. Baskets (Must be Oregon Green School Certified)
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3. Composters and/or Compost
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4. Central Collection Rollcarts (Must be Oregon Green School Certified)
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5. Recycling Bins for Bottles & Cans (Must be Oregon Green School Certified)
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6. Recycling, Compost and Garbage Signs
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Signs/Boxes for Collecting 1-Sided Paper
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Light Switch Stickers
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7. Reusable Classroom Party Kits (Must be Oregon Green Schools Certified)
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8. Classroom Lesson - Our expert group of educators can present a lesson to your students! Lessons are based on STEAM standards. Oregon Green Schools will get priority.
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9. Loanable Kits with STEAM-based Lessons - Oregon Green Schools will get priority.
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11. Field Trips - Marion County can reimburse school field trip transportation costs to pre-approved locations. If you indicate that you are interested in taking a field trip, we will email you additional information. There are a limited number of field trips available and schools certified in the Oregon Green Schools program will get priority. Field trip options include tours of regional reuse, recycling, composting and disposal facilities.
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13. Recycling 101 Online Class - This course is offered through Oregon State University and the Association of Oregon Recyclers. PDUs are available for teachers. Suitable for high school classes. Marion County pays registration fee. If this is of interest, please contact Bailey Payne (bpayne@co.marion.or.us 503.365.3191).
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14. Certification in the Oregon Green Schools Program - Would you like to arrange an informational meeting before or after school?
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15. School Sustainability Captain Funding - $1,000 teacher stipend (one/school/year)
For more information about this program, visit the "School Sustainability Captain Program" link at MCGreenSchools.net
For more information about this program, visit the "School Sustainability Captain Program" link at MCGreenSchools.net
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16. School Sustainability Assessment
Marion County staff can visit your school and do a walk-through to identify possible areas for environmental improvement.  Your school will receive a list of observations with some optional recommendations.  The school must be certified in the Oregon Green Schools program.
Marion County staff can visit your school and do a walk-through to identify possible areas for environmental improvement. Your school will receive a list of observations with some optional recommendations. The school must be certified in the Oregon Green Schools program.
17. Establish or Improve Food Composting Program
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18. Assistance Analyzing Solid Waste Service Levels
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19. Teacher workshop and/or Staff Presentation
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21. Green Team Guidance - Marion County can help give your green team ideas for how to get started and ideas for things to do with the green team.
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22. Waste Audit
Waste audits are a handy way to analyze what you are throwing away in order to find opportunities for waste reduction, improved recycling and possibly adjusting your school garbage service.  Waste audits are the first step in becoming an Oregon Green School.  The activity takes about an hour and we will supply the materials and guidance.
Waste audits are a handy way to analyze what you are throwing away in order to find opportunities for waste reduction, improved recycling and possibly adjusting your school garbage service. Waste audits are the first step in becoming an Oregon Green School. The activity takes about an hour and we will supply the materials and guidance.
23. Milk Dispenser
Milk served in cartons leads to a lot of wasted milk and garbage.  Marion County is working with school districts to identify schools that would be good candidates for receiving milk dispensers.  For a variety of reasons, only certain schools are eligible.
Milk served in cartons leads to a lot of wasted milk and garbage. Marion County is working with school districts to identify schools that would be good candidates for receiving milk dispensers. For a variety of reasons, only certain schools are eligible.
24. Cups, Racks and Dollies
Schools that have milk dispensers are also eligible to receive cups, dish racks and dollies.
Schools that have milk dispensers are also eligible to receive cups, dish racks and dollies.
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26. Milk Waste Collection Table
Schools that are using milk dispensers are eligible to receive collection stands to capture milk waste.
Schools that are using milk dispensers are eligible to receive collection stands to capture milk waste.
27. Signs for Cafeteria Composting
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28. Washable Trays
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29. Washable Utensils
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30. Compost Collector for Cafeteria
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31. Kitchen Compost Collection Bins
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32. Compost Collection Buckets
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33. "Gross Grabber" for lunch line monitors
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34. Compost/Milk/Reuse/Disposal Station (Must be Oregon Green School Certified)
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35. Are there resources related to waste reduction/recycling/composting that you need that aren't listed?
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