Imagine our schools as leaders in environmental sustainability,
giving students the tools to be innovators, and giving them a healthy
environment in which to learn and play. Recycling at school empowers
kids to make a difference, and teaches them environmental values that
will stay with them for life. The real question is, "Why not?"
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The Ratto Group - A family of companies has trained and enthusiastic recycling educators available at no charge to work with your school to implement or enhance your recycling program, and to present recycling information to students in the classroom or school wide assemblies. To contact a Recycling Coordinator, contact customer service and ask to be transferred to Recycling Outreach, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Site Visit: Outreach staff is available to visit your
school to start or enhance your current recycling program. We can provide
recommendations for sizes, update signage on indoor cans or outdoor bins so
they're clearly marked and work with staff to determine the most effective
way to reach your students and make recycling as easy to do as possible.
- Presentations: To teach your students about what
happens to garbage and recycling once it leaves school, our staff can
provide grade-appropriate presentations or school wide assemblies where we
can provide information, activities and answer students questions.
- Fieldtrip of Facility: Fieldtrips for groups of
students are available at our local recycling facility, where kids can see
first hand what happens to all of the recyclable materials we receive here
in Sonoma County as they get sorted, bailed, and sent off to be made into
Meet the Team
Working with the company for
the last 12 years, Bessie is an invaluable asset to the Recycle Outreach team.
She is knowledgeable and experienced on the ins and outs of the business and
specializes in public interaction and customer service. Bessie covers Cotati,
Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Novato, West Marin and Sonoma County areas outside of
city limits. To contact Bessie call (707) 585-5273 or email her at
With a BA in Communications
from San Diego State University and two years of experience working with The
Ratto Group, Hillary is available to assist with all recycle questions and
specializes in school/community presentations. She covers Cloverdale,
Healdsburg, Windsor, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, as well as coordinates all
donation and sponsorship requests. To contact Hillary call (707) 588-3684 or
email her at
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