Department of Public Works
Generation Earth for Students: Environmental Education for Teens in Los Angeles County

Battle of The Schools

Show off your school's recycling skills, and join the Battle of the Schools! Generation Earth challenges students in grades 7-12 across Los Angeles County to reduce the amount of trash leaving their campus. The top school in each of the five Supervisorial Districts to recycle the highest amount of materials per student for two consecutive weeks during the contest wins! Winners are announced throughout the County, and treated to a recognition celebration and special giveaways.

For more information and to sign up, see this year's Battle of the Schools flyer.

Why Recycle?

  • It's good for our environment and economy. Approximately 15,000 tons of waste is disposed in County landfills every day. That's equivalent to over 1,300 school buses daily! Recycling reduces the amount of waste disposed in landfills, reduces disposal costs, and helps create a healthier environment.
  • It's better for learning. Recycling creates better habits that lead to a greener and cleaner campus.
  • It's the law. As of July 1, 2012 all schools that produce four cubic yards or more of trash per week are required to recycle.

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