Recycling Information For Kids

R Info 4 Kids!
Due to the Office of Recycling's limited staffing, we are unable to provide in-person outreach programs for preschool or elementary-age students. But, don't fret! We've put together some exciting recycling education kits that can be borrowed for free! Kits must be reserved in advance and may be borrowed for 2 weeks; the loan period is renewable 1 time (up to a 4 week period) if no other reservations conflict.

To order a kit, simply fill out the online request form or call 301-600-7405.
Our "R Info 4 Kids!" kits are available for loan (at no charge) to:
  • Classroom teachers
  • Scout leaders
  • Church youth groups
  • Homeschooling parents
  • Green team clubs
  • Others interested in helping young people learn the other "4 Rs": rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle.
One version of the kit is designed for students in kindergarten through second grade; the other version is geared towards grades 3 through 5. Each kit is packed with age-appropriate resources that can inform, engage, and inspire students to think green. Materials include:
  • DVD videos and other digital resources
  • A variety of books for both independent and guided reading
  • Activity guides and lesson plans
  • Show-and-tell materials for discussion
  • Posters and pictures
  • Samples of recyclable and non-recyclable materials
  • Links and information on additional resources
In addition to the materials on loan, groups of less than 50 students may receive a limited number of coloring books, pencils, or other fun items to keep, to help children remember to recycle!

Kits must be reserved in advance and may be borrowed for 2 weeks; the loan period is renewable 1 time (up to a 4 week period) if no other reservations conflict. To order a kit, simply call 301-600-7405 or place a request online.

Kits must be picked up and returned by the borrower*; kits are stored at our administrative office located at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick (open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Contact the office to arrange after-hours pick up or returns.

*Frederick County Public Schools Teachers - kits can be delivered to any FCPS facility via the FCG/FCPS courier system! Teachers can return the kit to our office in person or utilize the courier as well.
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