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Thurston County Solid Waste presentations offer information that students can use in their everyday lives. We use visual aids of various media, hands-on activities, and take-home materials to help students enjoy, act on, and retain what they’ve learned. Lessons are designed by grade level and cover consumerism, wasted food, recycling, and more. Presentations are approximately 60 minutes..

Check out our Elementary School program brochure or our Middle School program brochure for an overview of our latest offerings. Refer to the following information sheets to find the education standards each lesson supports, as well as potential pre and post activities you can do within your class. For more information, e-mail or call (360) 867-2491.

Loaner kits

Loaner kits are available to borrow at no cost for a two-week time period. Teachers must pick the loaner kits up and drop them off at Thurston County Public Works during regular business hours. To request a kit contact:

For elementary loaner kits’ descriptions click here or the middle school loaner kit description click here.

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