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Zero Waste Initiative

Oceanside Unified School District in partnership with the City of Oceanside has been on the Road to Zero Waste since 2012.  In fact, OUSD became the first school district in the nation to formally commit to a goal of Zero Waste with the adoption of the OUSD Zero Waste Resolution in 2014.

  • Del Rio Elementary: Incorporated Zero Waste behaviors throughout school culture, which is demonstrated through their extensive recycling education and promotion, extending from the classroom to school events and to the surrounding community.
  • South Oceanside Elementary: Included all grades (K-5) in the Zero Waste Leadership Team to engage all students in taking responsibility for reducing and properly disposing of their waste.
  • Laurel Elementary:Continues to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to Zero Waste through administrative and staff support and provides on campus daily encouragement to reduce, reuse and recycle for their school, their community and their future.

Press release on the program 2016

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