Talking Trash in Tucson

Talking Trash in Tucson is a four lesson recycling education curriculum designed for middle school students. The curriculum was developed to provide students with an understanding of how the City of Tucson manages solid waste and the importance and need for recycling in our community. The lessons focus on landfills, the concept of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", the City of Tucson's Blue Barrel recycling program, recyclable materials, and recycling ethics. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are incorporated in these lessons, including discussion, small group work, research activities, and a role play, all aligned with ADE standards. Talking Trash in Tucson is sponsored by City of Tucson Environmental Services.  Materials can be downloaded at