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Sideburn Support Center
5025 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA 22032


Recycling all newspapers could save 250,000,000 trees a year! [?]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in FCPS

Regulation 8541 requires FCPS schools to recycle.

FCPS Recycling Guidelines

  • Recycling in FCPS is single-stream, meaning all recyclables can go in one bin.

  • Co-locate recycling bins next to waste bins throughout the entire campus, including the hallways, cafeteria, and classrooms. This allows everyone to consciously make a choice to recycle!

  • Attach signs or posters to the wall above recycling and waste bins or directly to bins to clearly identify what can be recycled.

  • Only cardboard, mixed paper, plastics #1 and #2, aluminum and tin cans should be placed in the recycling containers.

  • Bottles and cans should be empty of all liquids.

  • Cardboard lunch trays should be placed in the waste bin.

  • If using plastic liners in larger recycling bins, only use clear bags.  Liners should not be used in smaller classroom recycling bins.

  • Share information about recycling and waste reduction with staff, students, and visitors to foster a culture of resource stewardship.

  • Form a green team to support a successful recycling and waste program at your school. The green team can also help educate others at the school about proper waste reduction and disposal methods.

  • Custodians are a key part of your school’s recycling effort.  Include them in green team meetings and discussions about how your school community will successfully recycle.

  • Utilize after school groups to collect recycling materials for community service hours.

  • Make announcements on the school news that encourage good recycling behaviors throughout the school.


What goes in the recycling bins?

  • Mixed paper

  • Cardboard

  • Plastics #1 and 2

  • Aluminum and tin cans




*Additional recycling information will be posted as soon as the new recycling posters are available. 
Thank you for your patience!