Zero Waste October Proclamation
Declare October Zero Waste Month for your school or district. Here is a template proclamation you can use. Every year celebrate your successes and add new commitments.
Here are daily Zero Waste tips you can put in your school's morning bulletin. These tips were written by GoingZeroWaste.com and you can check out their awesome blog post 31 Day Zero Waste Challenge - For Kids! that has a free downloadable PDF booklet for kids and classrooms. There is also a calendar that teachers can post in their classrooms with all the tips.
Zero Waste Lunches
Healthy Zero Waste Lunch Toolkit - Here is a manual to help your school have zero waste lunches.
Have the same sorting stations in each classroom. Sometimes your hauler will provide them for free. Have the sorting station and one trash can in the same area. When people are educated about what goes where and they have a choice, they will make the right choice. However, if a classroom has scattered trash cans and recycling containers many people will just toss things in the closest container. Also have uniform signage. Your hauler will often have these available for free download.