Please see any or all of the following additional information sources:
Local resources are available to make public presentations and or distribute the following information:
- Seasonal Program Information: Ozone Awareness, Zero Tolerance For Litter, Greenville County's Annual Litter Pick Up, Conservation Day at The Greenville Zoo, Various Earth Day Events, America Recycles Day (Don't forget to fill out a challenge card!), Christmas Tree Recycling (Grinding of the Greens).
- Miscellaneous Handouts: Handouts for all ages, Recycle in Greenville County - (Front Side), (Back Side), Now You Can Recycle All Plastic Bottles and Jugs, Free Mulch and Please Tarp handout
- Specialty Topics: Household hazardous materials alternatives, backyard composting, buy recycled.
- Landfill, Recycling Center Tours and Presentations: The Solid Waste Division offers tours of the Landfill and Recycling Center as well as in-school presentations. If you are interested in touring the landfill, or if you would like an in-school presentation, please contact the Environmental Education Specialist at 243.9672. We also encourage you to involve your students in the classes at the Roper Mountain Science Center designed for the Compost Education Garden. Call 281.1188 for more information.
For more information, contact the following:
County of Greenville
Greenville County Solid Waste Division for General Information: 864.243.9672
City of Greenville
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602
Greater Greenville Sanitation
Clemson Extension Service
Extension Office (Greenville County)
301 University Ridge, Suite 4300
Greenville, SC 29601-3672
Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow: developed for teachers by DHEC and recognized nationally. This is a comprehensive environmental curriculum that helps teachers integrate source reduction and recycling into the classroom. Classes on the curriculum are offered periodically by the Roper Mountain Science Center.
- Solid Waste Composting Guidance for Non-Regulated Facilities: Provides guidelines for composting at schools.
- Oil Bottle Guy and Aluminum Can Guy Mascots: Available for public presentations.
- The Palmetto Energy Awards Program: students submit projects promoting energy savings. Sponsored by the SC Energy Office and DHEC
- America Recycles Day Recycling Family of the Year and School of the Year: Contents and awards every fall.
- School Reduction and Recycling Grant Program: Awarded each year to subjects submitting applications for hands-on, worthwhile projects. Your school principal is sent a copy of the announcement each year.
- Library and various topic-specific handouts also available.
DHEC - Residential Well Program
Program Overview - Information every homeowner with a private well should know.
Keep America Beautiful
KAB of S.C.
Sarah Robinson at PalmettoPride
Keep America Beautiful Specialty Products Office
Coloring books, book covers, litter bags
Some of the specialty resources include
Enviroscape (demonstrates effects of pollution)
National Association of Elementary School Principles
Recycling PETE Mascot
(soda bottle), Plastic Recycling Posters, and PETE’s Pack
The Scrap Map Kit
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
The Steel Recycling Educational Display Kit
(sign a borrower’s agreement, pay a deposit of $25, if returned safely will be refunded)
Steel Recycling Institute
Do-It-Yourself Used Oil Recycling Education Kit
Used Oil Recycling Program
American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Ride the Wave of the Future: Recycle Today!
Adventures of the Garbage Gremlin Comic Books
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Activity Coloring Book
cost based upon quantity
Care for the Earth
(activity poster and book)
Laidlaw Environmental Services
"Trash Talk" School Newsletter
(published quarterly, if 3rd-5th grade participate 15,300 copies ordered quarterly at $.16 each)
Eco Partners, Inc.
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Curriculum (grades K-12)
Center for Resourceful Building Technology
P.O. Box 100
Missoula, Mont. 59806
Cycles for Science and Nature’s for ME Workshop Series for Teachers
Steel Recycling Institute
c/o Eco Educators
Hands on Plastics ($10)
American Plastics Council
includes slide show, software and other resources for grades 6-8
U.S. Department of Energy
American Plastics Council (sponsoring limited number of grants lowering cost to $50)
1401 H Street, NW Ste. 220
Washington, D.C. 20005
Let’s Recycle: A Curriculum for Solid Waste Awareness (FREE)
Hazardous Waste Clean-Up and Prevention Poster and Activities (for grades 3-5 and 6-8)
U.S. Geological Survey-Branch of Information Services
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225
Mercury Spills, Disposal and Site Cleanup
Information plus Mercury Response Guidebood (for Emergency Responders)
Teachers Guide to Glass Container Recycling (poster and classroom activities)
Glass Packaging Institute
Household Hazardous Waste, Home Composting Wheels, Posters, Book Covers
Henry Cycle Public Information Campaign
posters, bookmarks, activity books, trading cards
John Lemmon Films
Overview of Integrated Waste Management
Green Cross Certification Company
Consumer Affairs Department
1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 111
Oakland, CA 94612
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300A
Washington, DC 20009
Viscor Distribution Inc.
#402-4291 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98226
(including lunchroom waste composting book)
10332 Shave Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Carolina Biological Supply
2700 York Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
The Worm Concern
580 Erbes Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
E2B2 Environment Online
1000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
EPA Office of Solid Waste Kids’ Page
Planet Protectors Club
Designs Crafted One Piece of Trash at a Time
Architecture, rainforest, puppet
West Pelzer Primary
Governor’s Student Poster Contest
Usually held in January through Clemson Extension Service