The School Energy and Recycling Team (SERT) program provides necessary resources to staff and students at all Montgomery County Public Schools to help foster a culture of environmental conservation. The special focus of the program is energy efficiency and recycling participation. Classroom activities, educational resources, and various contests provide our students with rich and rewarding experiences in environmental stewardship.
Use light switch covers as conservation reminders
October is Energy Action Month. Looking for ideas to celebrate? To check out the all the great tabling events, games, and presentations for students, teachers, Green Teams, and PTAs, click here.
Delamping is one strategy to reduce electricity consumption, when appropriate. Read our Best Practices to identify spaces you could delamp and the recommended light levels that must be maintained. Light meters are available for loan to school-based Sustainability teams by emailing Sustainability@mcpsmd.org.
Find your school's pickup schedule
Order recycling supplies via Maximo
Mixed paper and commingled recycling in MCPS
Ink & Toner Cartridge Recycling
Single use batteries, markers, pens, and glue sticks & bottles recycling
Did you know MCPS recycles more than 20 different items?
What's your school's quarterly energy usage?
Get your school's recycling report
Anything that isn't recycled is solid waste
Review SERT's Performance Measures