COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
January 22, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Code of Virginia, Section 10.1-1425.9, directed the Virginia Department of Education, with the assistance of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, to establish guidelines for use by school divisions for reducing and recycling solid waste materials in Virginia’s public schools.
The Department of Education recognizes that it is the responsibility of each local school board to develop its own individual recycling and waste reduction program. The attached voluntary guidelines provide recommendations useful to divisions in establishing a successful recycling and waste reduction program or improving existing programs.
For further information about the guidelines, please contact Vijay Ramnarain, architectural consultant, at (804) 225-2035 or Vijay.Ramnarain@doe.virginia.gov.