The Recycling Program is coordinated through the District's Energy/Utilities Program. District staff has successfully negotiated for inexpensive collection of commingled recyclables by the District's waste and recycling hauler , which includes:

  • Paper Products (except paper towels, napkins, tissue, etc.)
  • Milk & Juice Cartons

  • Cardboard

  • Rigid Plastics (including bottles, jugs, jars, tubs, food and beverage bowls and cups, buckets, plastic toys, clear plastic food containers, etc.)

  • Metal (aluminum cans, foil, serving trays, tin cans, empty aerosol cans, broken metal tools, etc.)

  • Glass bottles and Jars

In addition to the commingled recycling program available at all District sites, programs are in place for recycling scrap metal, wood, landscape waste, construction and demolotion debris, electronics, and shredded documents.  District batteries and fluorescent lamps (universal waste) are also recycled or disposed of properly.

For more detailed information and resources for recycling  at school or district facilities, check out SDUSD's recycling link at 

Contact Information

For more information about recycling at San Diego Unified schools and administrative offices, please contact:
Janet Whited, Recycling Specialist 
Phone: 858-637-6268
Address:  4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, CA 92111