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Apply to the Zero Waste Schools contest

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Public schools can win cash prizes for their school by applying for the Department of Sanitation’s Zero Waste Schools Contests by Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m.

The categories are:

  • RCP’s Super Recyclers – Awarding excellent school recycling programs in accordance with DSNY regulations.
  • MFTA’s Reduce & Reuse Challenge – Acknowledges creative reuse projects.
  • CCNYC’s Team Up to Clean Up – Rewards schools that conceive, design, and implement effective cleanup and beautification projects, including school gardens.
  • Zero Waste Schools Challenge - A compliance and data-driven contest specifically for the first 100 ZWS and Zero Waste Pledge Schools.  

School staff can email schools@dsny.nyc.gov for your ZWS School security code or if you have any questions about the ZWS website or contests.

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