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Schedule a Speaker 

Speakers are available at no cost for classroom discussions about recycling, composting, vermicomposting or managing food waste. Presentations are grade/age appropriate for each age group and are interactive including bringing a working vermicomposting bin (with worms) to the class.

 Speakers are also available for after-school clubs and home school groups.

 3rd-12th grades. 




Free Vermicomposting or Composting Bin

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Schools with a garden can get one FREE composting or vermicomposting bin per year. The maximum number of bins a school can request is TWO bins TOTAL: one composting and one vermicomposting (awarded one per year). 

Start a school composting program and teach kids about soil and the earth. Request a bin by submitting a letter on school letterhead signed by the school principal.

Address the letter to:

Hans Kernkamp, General Manager-Chief Engineer
Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
14310 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553




Composting Mentor

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Does your school have a garden? Do you need help with composting? We can help!

We can assign an Outreach Volunteer to become your school's composting mentor.

Call 951-486-3200 and ask to speak to a Recycling Specialist.




Visit the Education Center 

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Your students (3rd grade plus) can visit the Lamb Canyon landfill in Beaumont 

to see first hand the importance of recycling and managing waste. 

Visits available by appointment only: Monday-Thursday, 9am-1:30pm, 

March 1 - Oct. 31




Smarter Lunchrooms 

Studies show that up to 40% of school cafeteria food is thrown out. 

And 1 in 8 CA families are food insecure.

We can help your school develop food reduction and rescue programs.

Call us at 951-486-3200 to let us help you develop a smarter lunchroom.



California Education and

the Environment Initiative


Learn how to make environmental literacy an integral part of K-12 instruction. 

EEI provides educators with professional learning and instructional materials that demonstrate how to blend the environment into the teaching of traditional academic subjects like science, history, and English language arts. 

Visit for additional information.