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Robot Recycling Video Project


As a “Leader In Me” school, we are proud to have a student led Recycling Team to help us reach our goal of Zero Waste by the year 2030. Having a Recycling Team gives students the opportunity to take on leadership roles that empower them to impact our community, and our planet in positive ways.

In both 2017 and 2018, the MS 136 Recycling Team was awarded the Zero Waste Schools Challenge Citywide Winner in the Middle School Division for their outstanding achievements. In 2018 the Recycling Team was also honored as GrowNYC Recycling Champions Program’s Super Recyclers Runner Up. The Recycling Team attracted media attention for its efforts, and was featured on News 12 as well as in The New York Times for Kids special Sunday edition on August 26, 2018.


Please join our effort to protect our environment for future generations. Here are some small things you can do that will make a big difference.

  • Always recycle plastic, metal, glass, clean paper and cardboard.
  • Never litter! Litter flows into our waterways and oceans where it harms animals, pollutes our water, and ends up in our food chain.
  • Carry a reusable shopping bag.
  • Eat less meat. Animal farming produces large amounts of harmful greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when you don’t need them.
  • Walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation instead of driving.
  • Don’t use water when it is raining. New York City has a combined sewer overflow system, which releases untreated wastewater directly into our waterways when sewer flows are higher than normal, like during storms. Keeping water usage down helps decrease the amount of waste that reaches our waterways. 
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