Lesson Plans and Activities

TriCounty Hazardous Waste & Recycling has compiled resources for teachers that are available to borrow or download. If you are looking for something specific, please give us a call. Our staff are available to visit your class and present a lesson on recycling, composting, reuse, or wastefulness, as time allows. Please contact us.



Material from "Facing the Future":

  • Teaching Global Sustainability in the primary Grades, A K-4 Curriculum Guide
  • Global Issues & Sustainable Solutions: Population, Poverty, Consumption, Conflict and the Environment
  • Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues, Foundational Algebra and Geometry -- Teachers Guide and Student Workbook
  • It's All Connected: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions



Case of the Broken Loop. Provided through the EPA, this activity allows students to follow the detective and learn more about reducing waste and conserving resources. 4th-6th grades.  English     En Espanol

Follow That Trail! Provided through the EPA. Students once again play detective as they follow the suspect's footprints around the house, learning more about the Earth and its resources. 1st-3rd grades.    English      En Espanol

Planet Protectors Create Less Waste in the First Place: A Story about reuse on Earth. Provided through the EPA. What on Earth can you do with an old Jelly jar? K-2nd grades.    English     En Espanol

Trash and Climate Change: Planet Protectors Discover the Hidden Reasons to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Provided through the EPA. 5th-8th grades.   English      En Espanol




Upcoming Events

2018 Household and Small Business
Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule


Hood River
February 23, 9am-2pm
May 18, 9am-2pm

The Dalles
February 24 18, 9am-2pm
May 19, 9am-2pm

April 14, 10am-2pm – Maupin
April 21, 10am-2pm - Parkdale
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
May 5, 10am-2pm -  Dufur
Ag Events
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
October 31, 10am-2pm – Hood River
November 1, 10am-2pm – The Dalles

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about our 2018 Hazardous Waste Events.