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SLWRP | Grades 6-12

The Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project (SLWRP) works with students and teachers from middle and high schools to find ways to reduce waste on campus and in the community through service-learning projects. Funded primarily by StopWaste.Org, SLWRP provides professional development, technical assistance, field trips, waste audit support, networking, stipends and other services to schools in Alameda County. All schools are encouraged to take advantage of the resources and ideas shared in this website. If you are interested in learning more, download our flyer.  If you want to become a SLWRP school, contact Nate Ivy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Food Scrap Challenge

70% of what we throw away in Alameda County could be composted or recycled70% of what we throw away in Alameda County could be composted or recycledHouseholds in Alameda County send over 120, treat 000 tons of food scraps to the landfill each year. Food scraps and food soiled paper represent nearly 40% of all material sent to landfill in Alameda County every year. Food scraps in the landfill take up valuable space and generate harmful greenhouse gasses.

You can help by taking the Food Scrap Challenge and pledging to reduce the amount of food waste you send to the dump by using the green bin to keep food scraps out of the landfill.

When we use our green bins, food scraps are sent to nearby composting centers to be turned into compost and soil that helps grow more healthy California food.


Click here to take the Food Scrap Challenge

A fun little video about food scraps in Alameda County...


2014-2015 Waste Action Project Registration

Waste Audit In ProgressWaste Audit In ProgressIn a Waste Action Project, store students investigate the waste stream on campus by auditing a sample of trash cans from the campus, prescription identify a waste challenge (recyclables in the garbage, too much wasted paper, food scraps, etc), organize a waste reduction campaign, then reflect on results.

Schools in the Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project (SLWRP) are eligible to receive facilitated waste audit support.

Not in SLWRP? Linked below are tools to help you conduct your own waste audit and action project at your school. Thanks to teacher Julie Edwards from Emery Secondary for her help in putting together the Waste Audit Data Sheet. These are great tools for leading students through data collection and analysis for the audit. Please share your results in the comment section below or by contacting Nate Ivy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2014-2015 SLWRP Transfer Station Field Trips

Over 350 tons of recyclable materials are processed every day at the Davis St. Transfer StationOver 350 tons of recyclable materials are processed every day at the Davis St. Transfer Station

SLWRP schools are eligible to participate in StopWaste's FREE field trip program to local transfer stations.

All field trips include a comprehensive walking tour of the Davis Street or Fremont Transfer Station and education on the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and rot/compost).  Pre and post-field trip activities and resources will be provided to help support and extend classroom learning. Morning and afternoon options are available.

Chaperones and students should be prepared to wear hard hats, safety vests, and safety glasses as required by transfer station operators. Transfer stations are dirty places, students may wish to avoid wearing their best clothes.  Students will need to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to tour the facility. To learn more about the Davis St. Transfer Station, click here.

How to Schedule Your Field Trip

Field trips for SLWRP schools are available December-May at the Davis Street Transfer Station and November, February and March at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station.

Register and sign-up for your field trip here:  Even if you have signed up for a tour in the past years, you will need to register again as this is a new registration system and old passwords will not work.

If you have questions about the field trip program, please contact Roberta Miller at StopWaste: rmiller (at)

These field trips are offered only to schools participating in SLWRP in partnership with ACOE. This field trip and transportation are free of charge and are a benefit and educational complement to your SLWRP program. The value of this free service is $850. All cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the scheduled field trip otherwise bus cancellation fees may apply. Rescheduling requests will be accommodated as space allows. Programs are held rain or shine with rain gear provided.

Fremont Transfer Station Tours

This year we are piloting having field trips run through the Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station in Fremont (BLT Enterprises) for the tri-cities school districts, viagra including our valuable partner districts, decease Fremont & New Haven.

Fremont tours run October 20th, shop 2009-May 27th, 2010. Last year we served 50 classes in your districts; this year we hope to serve 100 classes. First Student bus company will be our insured bus provider with the bus lot in San Jose (lower greehouse gas emissions than from Richmond bus lot (for Davis St. tours).

We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for you and you and your students, as they you will be seeing YOUR waste at your transfer station!

As we are now fully able to handle online registration, I want to take the time to thank you for registration for a field trip to Davis Street, however, we will not be running at the same capacity as Davis Street tours. Instead, we will offer tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, 9:30-11:30 am, 12:30-2:30 pm and for after school groups, 3:30-4:30 pm. The rest of the program stays the same.

SLWRP Schools may now access the Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station online-registration calendar

Schedule a Field Trip

If you encounter any problems with online registration at this point, please notify me such that I can correct the problem and make this as seamless a process as I am able.

All the best for the school year,

Jeanine Sidran
Education Center Coordinator

irecycle@school Education Center
WM Davis Street Transfer Station
2615 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
510-563-4205 FAX
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1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510-893-2308 FAX