Education

Since our creation in 1994, Rockland Green has been working to achieve a coordinated approach to managing waste generated by residents, businesses, schools and municipalities. A big part of our mission is to educate the public and create increased awareness of the importance of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, hazardous waste disposal and conservation.

Our outreach strategy includes an interactive environmental education center, on-site presentations, and table-top exhibits. We work closely with municipalities, schools and businesses to help achieve our goal of maximized waste diversion. The more waste we divert from the waste stream into recycling or reuse programs, the more we save the taxpayers of our community. Not to mention decreasing our impact on the environment.

 

2020 New York Recycles! Poster Contest

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Attention All New York State Teachers and Students! We are once again inviting all New York State public and private school children and youth organizations to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the 18th Annual New York Recycles! Poster Contest. This poster contest helps us to achieve our goal of higher excellence in waste reduction, recycling, composting, and buying recycled products and packaging. The winners receive the honor of having their artwork showcased in the 2021 NY Recycles! calendar, which will be distributed throughout the State. Creating a New York Recycles! Poster is a great way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

Submit your poster by Friday, May 29th, and winners will be notified before the end of the school year. This beautiful poster was submitted by Estee Hofman from HAFTR High School and received second place in the Grades 10-12 category. For more information on the poster contest rules.

Please email recycling@dec.ny.gov or call 518-402-8706 if you have any questions.

 

 

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