Waste Reduction and Recycling Education

Classroom Presentations

Schools, preschools, scout groups and day care providers love having Public Works volunteers teach their kids about the environment.  Fun activities have been developed and successfully kid tested.  Seasoned volunteers are available to support you in learning how to work with kids. Volunteers are needed to:

  • help children with recycling activities and art projects.
  • assist with presentations/activities in the classroom
  • provide activities /projects for scouts meeting requirements for environmental badges

Adult Group Presentations

The City’s Recycling Program will provide either staff or volunteer presenters to give you the information you need concerning:

  • waste reduction and recycling
  • backyard composting and worm composting
  • household hazardous waste collection
  • municipal landfill, material recovery center, and compost facility
  • commercial waste reduction and recycling

Composting Workshops

Nature’s Way To Recycle! Learn the why, what and how of home composting

For additional details about the compost workshops and to complete your registration, please follow this link. Classes are posted on the city’s online calendar.

For additional information, please contact us at 573.874.6271 or volunteer@como.govcreate new email.

Apartment Recycling Did You Knowopens PDF file

Encourage apartment dwellers to recycle!  The City’s recycling program offers recycling bins on a rotating basis to a number of apartment complexes. We have door hangers, flyers, recycling tips and magnets that can be distributed at apartments.