Superintendent's Memo #012-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 22, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Guidelines for Recycling Materials in Public Schools

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



  1. Virginia Department of Education Guidelines for Recycling Materials in Public Schools (Word)