Schools are a great place to recycle. Children typically enjoy helping out with recycling efforts. Topics such as ‘natural resources’ and ‘reuse’ are included in the New Mexico Science Standards and the Next Generation Science standards, and can be easily integrated into classroom instruction.
In 2010, SCSWA and Las Cruces Public School District (LCPS) started the School Recycling Program with just 6 pilot schools. Today, the program has grown to include all LCPS public schools and is an active and thriving institutional recycling program. All LCPS public schools currently have provided a blue recycling dumpster from SCSWA and are serviced at least once a week.
With over 50 recycling dumpster placed at schools, there are more options than ever before for students, teachers and the community to recycle. LCPS schools have embraced recycling in a big way, and all schools are active participants.
Residents are also welcomed to recycle clean and dry recyclables in the blue recycling bins at LCPS public schools. See a list of participating school locations below.
For more information about Las Cruces Public Schools visit www.lcps.k12.nm.us
Why is recycling important for schools?
When schools recycle, they saves money and energy, improves air quality, and sets a good example of environmental stewardship for the students. Recycling programs provide a prime opportunity to bring the school together around a shared goal.
|Camino Real Middle School||2961 N Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM, 88011|
|Lynn Middle School||950 S Walnut St Las Cruces, NM, 88001|
|Mesa Middle School||7225 Jornada Rd Las Cruces, NM, 88012|
|Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy||2355 Avenida de Mesilla Mesilla, NM, 88046|
|Picacho Middle School||1040 N Motel Blvd Las Cruces, NM, 88007|
|Sierra Middle School||1700 E Spruce Ave Las Cruces, NM, 88001|
|Vista Middle School||4465 Elks Dr Las Cruces, NM, 88007|
|White Sands Middle School||1 Viking St White Sands Missile Range, NM, 88002|
|Zia Middle School||1300 W University Ave Las Cruces, NM, 88005|
|Arrowhead Park Early College High School||3600 Arrowhead Dr Las Cruces, NM, 88011|
|Centennial High School||1950 S Sonoma Ranch Blvd Las Cruces, NM, 88011|
|Las Cruces High School||1750 El Paseo Rd Las Cruces, NM, 88001|
|Mayfield High School||1955 N Valley Dr Las Cruces, NM, 88007|
|Oñate High School||5700 Mesa Grande Dr Las Cruces, NM, 88011|
|Rio Grande Preparatory Institute||2355 Avenida de Mesilla Mesilla, NM, 88046|
|Field of Dreams||2300 Tashiro Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88007|
|LCPS Admin Building||505 S. Main Street, Suite 249 Las Cruces, NM 88001|
No-cost, Low-cost Solutions Recycling
- Create community awareness about reducing waste.
- Set a school policy to use both sides of the paper to reduce waste.
- Advocate for using recycled paper and other products.
- Work with the community to provide incentives for recycling. TerraCycle will pay you for recycling items that had been thought to be not available for recycling.
Facility and Maintenance
- Ensure that recycling and waste containers are in appropriate locations, where the need is.
- Ensure that SCSWA recycling dumpster provided for community recycling drop-off on school property is accessible.
Teachers and Students