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Vista USD |  BP  3511.1  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Integrated Waste Management   

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

The program shall include specific strategies designed to help the District reduce waste generation 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.

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 provide appropriate training opportunities to students and staff regarding the benefits and methods of conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8700-8707 Environmental education

17070.96 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1996, consideration of high performance standards

17072.35 New construction grants; use for designs and materials for high performance schools

32370-32376 Recycling paper

33541 Environmental education

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE

25410-25421 Energy conservation assistance

40050-40063 Waste management; integrated waste management

41780 Waste diversion

42620-42622 Source reduction and recycling programs

42630-42647 School site source reduction and recycling

42649-42649.7 Recycling of commercial solid waste

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 14

17225.12 Commercial solid waste

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/ReduceWaste/Schools

California Division of State Architect: http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa

California Energy Commission: http://www.energy.ca.gov

California Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.calepa.ca.gov

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov

Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 9, 2010 Vista, California