Recycling Education

Recycling Education Presentations

HRRA provides onsite waste reduction and recycling education programs for schools, civic groups, senior centers, church groups, employee groups, condo associations,  almost any group imaginable.  Programs range from 30 to 60 minutes and can be adapted to any age group and any level of pre-existing knowledge.  HRRA can also provide consultation for any school or business that would like to improve its recycling program.

To schedule a HRRA program at your site, email: with information about your group, the desired date, time and location, and a contact name and phone number

Annual Recycling Billboard Contest

Did you Know?

Recycling Guide Books

You may request hard copies by emailing

Resources for Schools

All schools in Connecticut are required by state law to recycle ten mandated items.  If your school isn’t recycling, use these resources to develop, improve and publicize your program and to comply with the law.

Kids Corner

We’ve found a bunch of games that will help you learn about the environment and have some fun at the same time.



Videos on Composting:

Make the Most of Compost by SciShow Kids

Composting for Kids


Books on Composting:

  • Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
  • Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story by Linda Glaser
  • Composting: Nature’s Recyclers by Robin Koontz


Books about the Planet:

  • S Is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be Green Alphabet by Brad Herzog
  • A Gardener’s Alphabet by Mary Azarian
  • Nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today
    Infinitely recyclable and highly durable, nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Aluminum is 100% recyclable and retains its properties indefinitely. Aluminum is one of the only materials in the consumer disposal stream that more than pays for the cost of its own collection.*
  • The most valuable material in the recycling bin
    Aluminum is the most recyclable of all materials. Discarded aluminum is more valuable than any other item in the recycling bin.*
  • Aluminum cans lost to landfills 
    Americans throw away nearly $1 billion worth of aluminum cans every year.*
  • A billion dollars in recycling profit is open
    The aluminum industry pays out more than 800 million dollars a year for recycled cans. The U.S. industry can recycling rate is approximately 67 percent, thus nearly a billion dollars of recycling profit can be gained.*
  • Recycling one can saves energy
    Recycling one aluminum beverage can saves enough energy to run a 14 watt CFL bulb (60 watt incandescent equivalent) for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours (

*Learn more about recycling aluminum by clicking here to visit the Aluminum Association