Lang Ranch Elementary

LangRanchLang Ranch was recycling even before the CVUSD Recycles program started. In addition to collecting paper in the office and administration areas of the school, Student Council members have been bringing recyclable materials from classrooms to centrally located containers in the hallways. From there, the school’s custodian ensures the materials are placed in the main recycling container.


The school received recycling equipment through the CVUSD Recycles program, including collection containers for every classroom as well as a bottle-shaped container like the one shown here for the school’s lunch area. With the additional equipment from the CVUSD Recycles program, the school is recycling more than ever before.

Next on the school’s list is to take a closer look at the waste generated during lunch time. Students may place the cardboard “boats” used to serve lunch into separate recycling containers in the lunch area, so that they are kept out of the trash and recycled instead. The school wants to continue to work on reducing the amount of wasted food and possibly even composting.

Like all other CVUSD schools, Lang Ranch has a separate dumpster designated specifically for recycling. All recyclable items can be placed in the dumpster together, as a single stream. No sorting is needed! The District’s waste service provider, Waste Management, empties the recycling dumpster free of charge. So, the more Lang Ranch recycles, the more money they can save the District on waste disposal fees!

Contact: Chris Ridge, (805) 241-4417,