• Recycling
     
    Recycling preserves our planet by reducing environmental pollution and conserving energy. Through rigorous recycling initiatives, CBSD has been able to divert tons of waste from landfills in order to better impact the environment.

     

    CBSD’s efforts to recycle not only divert tons of waste from landfills every year, but save energy and money. Because we are a large school district using and disposing of a lot of materials, recycling has become a top priority.

    CBSD operates with the three R’s of Sustainability in mind: Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle.
    Click here to see exactly what and how CBSD recycles.Recycle
     
    In 2014, CBSD recycled...
    • 320 tons of paper
      • Recycling 1 ton of paper...
        • saves enough energy to power the average American home for 6 months
        • saves 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
        • reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1 metric ton of carbon equivalent
           
    • 8,100 cubic yards of cardboard, cans, plastic
       
      • Recycling an aluminum can preserves enough energy required to run a computer for 3 hours or a TV for 2 hours
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    • 26,400 pounds of “e-scrap”, including monitors, old PCs, TVs
       
      • Recycling electronics prevents valuable materials from entering the waste stream
         
    • 500 pounds of batteries and 3,200 pounds of light bulbs
       
      • Rechargeable batteries, fire panels, UPS batteries and AEDs batteries
      • Recycling batteries and light bulbs keeps heavy metals away from landfills