Recycling is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Recycling.

What you can do in this project: learn about the impact of solid waste on the environment; learn to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H362, Recycling for Reuse


Want to learn more about Recycling? Try the links below.

Recycling Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including recycling. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Recycling Project. Just follow these links!

Environmental Education for Kids: Recycling & Beyond
Program of the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources. Series of fun activities on recycling.

Imagination Factory
This is an award winning art and environmental education site for kids, parents and teachers. Visitors learn how to make art using common, household trash as a source of free materials. Some of the activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mâché, marbling and crafts, and a special section for holiday art and crafts is featured.

Recycle City
Site of the Environmental Protection Agency. On this game site, see how the people of Dumptown turned their backward town around to become a model of recycling. Find out how Recycle City reduces waste and saves money.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
The center’s mission is to enhance Wisconsin’s environment and economy by providing quality education, information and technical assistance to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Source for serious resources and links to governmental organizations working on waste reduction in our society.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Water Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.