The Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) Eco Academy is a program that educates K-12 students about trash, recycling and composting options in their schools. The program was designed to minimize waste in central Texas schools, and includes campus-wide recycling, plus compostables collection in cafeterias. TDS provides curriculum and educational materials to staff and administrators, as well as students, instructing them how to recycle and divert waste, while teaching them why it’s important.
The TDS Eco Academy program also includes educational videos, classroom signage and other collateral, to make learning fun and enable real world application. Each school’s participation is documented and diversion data is made available on the Eco Academy website. With these reports, students and schools can see firsthand how their actions are affecting positive change.