Trash Free Lunch Challenge

The Sanitation Districts partner with Grades of Green, an environmental nonprofit organization, to bring schools the ultimate waste reduction competitionthe Trash Free Lunch Challenge. In this program, schools compete to reduce their waste by encouraging students to pack trash-free and sort waste during lunch time. Schools participating in the Challenge accomplish the following:

Applications for this year's Trash Free Lunch Challenge are currently open for next school year at, and space is limited! Winning schools receive a sustainability grant of up to $1,000.


Grades of Green team student leaders from Macy Intermediate gave a special presentation
at the Sanitation Districts' Board meeting.