Sanity Savers, Honk for Heroes Edition: Trash or Recycle?

 By: Amelia Schrader
Senior Manager of Learning and Education  

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Recyclable and Non-Recyclable Worksheet
Two Bins  


Activity: 5-20 minutes  

Academic Subject(s):

Science and Social Studies  

Sanitation workers often get overlooked when it comes to recognizing community heroes but without these workers our community would not function! Can you help-out our sanitation workers by learning to sort the recycling from the trash? 


Step 1: Place two bins or small containers on your table. Label one “RECYCLE” and one “NON – RECYCLE”.  
Step 2: Carefully cut on the rectangles out on the dotted line. These images represent 8 items that can be recycled and 8 items that cannot be recycled. 
Step 3: Sort your images into the correct bin.
Ask your grown up to help check to see how many you sorted correctly!  Great job sorting the trash from the recycling! What other items in your home can you recycle? What else can you do to help the environment if something can’t be recycled? 

Vocabulary Words

  1. Recycle – is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment.

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