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Ukiah USD |  BP  3511.1  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Integrated Waste Management   

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The Board of Education believes that the conservation of water, energy and other natural resources as well as the protection of the environment are essential to the health and well-being of the community. The Superintendent or designee shall develop a cost effective integrated waste management program to reduce waste, conserve natural resources and protect the environment.

It is the intent of the Board of Education that schools assist cities and counties in meeting the solid waste diversion goals set by the State, which is currently 50% or greater.

(cf. 3511 - Energy and Water Management)

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 3514.2 - Integrated Pest Management)

The program shall include specific strategies designed to help the district reduce waste generation, manage costs and improve efficiency in using natural resources in all areas of its operations.

The Superintendent or designee may collaborate with city, county and state agencies in developing and implementing the district's integrated waste management program.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 7131 - Relations With Local Agencies)

The Superintendent or designee shall make every effort to identify funding opportunities for the district's integrated waste management program including applying for available grants or other cost-reducing incentives.

The Superintendent or designee shall include employees and students in the conservation plan and shall provide appropriate training opportunities to students and staff regarding the benefits and methods of conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

The Superintendent or designee shall report, as needed, to the Board on the progress in implementing an integrated waste management program.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

Legal Reference:


32370-32376 Recycling paper

33541 Environmental education


25410-25421 Energy conservation assistance

40050-40063 Integrated waste management act

41780 Waste diversion

42620-42622 Source reduction and recycling programs

42630-42647 Schoolsite source reduction and recycling

Management Resources:


A District-wide Approach to Recycling - A Guide for School Districts, Pub. # 500-94-009

Seeing Green through Waste Prevention - A Guide for School Districts, Pub. # 500-94-010

Going Beyond Recycling, Buying Recycled - A Guide for School Districts, Pub. # 322-95-001

Reusable School News



California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery:

California Division of State Architect:

California Energy Commission:

California Environmental Protection Agency:

U.S. EPA: http//


adopted: November 12, 2013 Ukiah, California