Recycling Education, Training & Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for recycling education resources? Download our classroom and school resources below.

For over a decade, GSI has been leading waste reduction and recycling education, training, and volunteer opportunities for Northern Colorado schools, businesses, and organizations. No matter your organizational needs, GSI has passionate, expert staff who are happy to answer questions and support the recycling requirements of our region.

Education for Schools:

Poudre School District and Thompson School District choose Gallegos Sanitation as their trash and recycling hauler because we provide reliable service, engaging education programs, and are responsive to their needs.

GSI supports both public and private schools to help them achieve their sustainability goals by providing primary, secondary, middle, and high school lesson plans that align the Departments of Educations Next Generation Science Standards. Classroom presentations are given on a variety of topics, including waste reduction, recycling, composting, natural resources, and plastics. Students learn the importance and impact of waste concerning environmental issues through GSI’s educational programming.

Other services offered include site visits, staff training, waste audits, kick-off assemblies, monthly reports, and lunchroom monitoring. If you need the below resources in another format, please contact 970.980.6562.


Best Practices for Recycling

Classroom Container Recycle Guide

Classroom Recycle Guide

Classroom Trash Guide

How to Recycle Milk Cartons Video

Plus Additional Composting Resources & How To Make a Worm Bin

*Due to educational changes from COVID-19, GSI now offers online education programs. Please call us at 970.980.6562 to find out more.*** 

Business and Corporate Training:

If you are like most businesses in Northern Colorado, you need support in understanding the requirements for recycling. GSI provides custom programming for organizations of all types and sizes. Our most popular program is our “lunch-n-learn” where GSI provides a waste audit, a custom waste report, and a business presentation.

Waste management programs such as recycling and waste reduction are easy to engage employees to promote sustainability initiatives. This is because recycling reduces the need for natural resources to be extracted from the environment, keeps materials out of the landfill, and supports a local, circular economy that promotes American jobs.

Contact us today at 970-980-6562 to see how we can help!

Volunteer Opportunities:

**Due to the COVID Pandemic, GSI will not need volunteers for 2021.**

We welcome members of the community to join our team and keep colorado clean and safe.

  • Are you a team player who enjoys learning and sharing knowledge with others?
  • Are you passionate about recycling?
  • Do you enjoy sorting or analyzing waste?

If you answered YES to the above questions, please call our outreach team at 970-980-6562 to discuss waste and recycling volunteer opportunities. We provide outreach activities, educational programs, and event waste management throughout Northern Colorado!