Green Team

Collect and Recycle

Reduce, reuse and recycle programs are going on at Sunset.

We have a few items you can continue bringing into the school for the remainder of the school year. Drop bins for most items are just inside the front doors of the school. Recycling these items through Terracycle helps fundraise for our school!

Please make sure the items are empty and dry before dropping them off.

Oral Care items

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Floss containers

  • Outer packaging & cartons

Writing Utensils

  • Markers and pens

  • Glue sticks

  • Watercolor paint pallets

Eye care products –

  • Contact lens cases

  • Solution bottle caps

  • Eye drop single use vials

  • Packaging and used lens

Squeezable Snack Pouches

Preferably with the lid tightly screwed on. Drop boxes are on each porch. We emptied the boxes after one month and collected 142 pouches!

TREX Challenge

A nationwide competition to recycle plastic film. Items with #2 & #4 – think grocery bags, bubble wrap, cereal bags, etc. If you can stretch it, we’ll take it.

The competition wraps up in April and the school who collects the most pounds of plastic wins a bench from Trex.

Details about what is accepted can be found here:

Trex Challenge


Turn used sneakers into $$ for the school. We’ve partnered with Got Sneakers to help you clean out your closet and to keep sneakers out of the landfill.

Help our school and the planet. Got Sneakers Program


In January, bring in your hard block style Styrofoam for recycling. We will be looking for volunteers to help us take it to Agilyx in Tigard.

They are a facility who recycles Styrofoam and #6 plastics 24/7/365. Check them out Agilyx

Bottle Drop

Grab a blue bag, fill it up with your cans and bottles with a 10 cent deposit and drop them off at a Bottle Drop location. The funds will go directly to our school account.

On Monday, November 14th, we partnered with the Oregon Green Schools and completed a Food Waste
Audit after breakfast and lunch was served. Numbers are being tallied and will be sent our way soon.
Hopefully we can find a way to reduce the number of sporks and disposable one-time use food trays
along with finding a way to repurpose all the unopened food and milk currently being thrown away.

Thanks for reading all this information. If it created any questions, please send them my way. If it made you super excited about getting involved and helping out or if you have any additional ideas for us to look into, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your time and efforts,