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DGS Healthy Schools

Under the DC Healthy Schools Act of 2010, DGS is responsible for a variety of activities designed to ensure that schools are healthy, safe places to learn. These include programs on recycling and composting, energy reduction, drinking water testing, indoor air quality, and integrated pest management.

Read more about the DCPS Recycles! Program

Recent Announcements

The DC Department of General Services (DGS) invites all DC schools (public, private, and charter) to participate in the annual DC Recycle Right! Competition for Growing Healthy Schools Month. This competition, designed to encourage correct recycling in classrooms, begins the first week of October. Registration for this year’s competition closes Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. For any questions, please contact Schools Conservation Coordinator, Brooke Hartman (202) 701 - 3158 or [email protected].

Learn more about recycling at your school:

Building a Recycling Program

Equipment and Supplies

Hauling Services

How is DCPS Recycles! Doing?

More Resources

For Teachers

For Custodial and Operations Staffers

For Principals and Administrators

For Construction and Design Teams

Visit DGS Sustainability & Energy on Twitter!

DCPS Recycles! Photos