Competition Resources

The following resources will help your school compete in the competition. Make sure to have fun while recycling more!

Downloadable Material

  • Recycle-Bowl Logo

    Download copies of the Recycle-Bowl logo to include on your own posters, signs, scoreboards, or other materials.  Logo (vertical) | Logo (horizontal)

  • Recycle-Bowl Posters

    Place competition posters throughout the school. Recycle-Bowl has high-quality posters available to print on demand. Double click on the thumbnails below to download.

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  • Recycle-Bowl Overview Flyer and Save the Date Card

    Need some help explaining Recycle-Bowl to your principal, Green Team or PTA? This Recycle Bowl 1 page Overview should help! . Plan to promote Recycle-Bowl at an upcoming conference or meeting? Save the Date card: Click here to download

  • Recycle-Bowl Scorecards

    These scorecards will help your school keep track of the weight of your recyclables and show others how well you are doing. Double click on the thumbnails below to download. These are not required to be turned in. However, if you are a winner you might be asked to show some proof and these can be used. This spreadsheet has multiple tabs allowing flexibility based on your material mix.

    1. Do you collect material all mixed together? If so, click here.
    2. Do you collect paper separate from cans and bottles? Yes, then try this scorecard.
    3. Does your school separate all recyclables into different containers for collection? A source separated scorecard is here.
    4. Looking for an editable Scorecard that can calculate totals for you? Download this spreadsheet that has multiple tabs allowing flexibility based on your material mix.
  • Recycle-Bowl Student Participation Certificate

    Looking for a way to thank your school’s Green Team? Download (Certificate of Participation PPT or Certificate of Participation PDF) and print out a Recycle-Bowl student participation certificate..

  • Recycle-Bowl Presentation

    Download a generic Recycle-Bowl Overview Presentation Power Point. Add or delete slides as necessary.

Recycle-Bowl Award Ceremony Toolkit


Large Award Check

Congratulations Certificate

Invitation and Media tracking spreadsheet sample

Talent Release Form Template

Support Material

  1. Celebrate America Recycles Day

    Go the extra mile in November and celebrate America Recycles Day at your school. If you register your event early, you will be eligible for free goodies. If your school happens to tie another school in the Recycle-Bowl competition, the school that registered, conducted and reported results from their America Recycles Day school event, breaks the tie and wins. Looking for some America Recycles Day event ideas that could be conducted at a school? Check these out.

  2. Prize Solicitation Letter

    Recycle-Bowl is flexible in that we welcome mini-competitions to be held within the full competition. Solicit extra prizes to be given out to the winning school in your town or the winning classroom within your school. A sample prize solicitation letter can be found here: Prize Solicitation Letter

  3. Community Service Letter

    Many high school students are required to complete community service hours. If students are volunteering to help with Recycle-Bowl, Click here for a fill-in-the-blank community service letter from Keep America Beautiful. Community Service Letter

  4. Custodian Thank You Letter

    Keep America Beautiful knows that the custodial staff at any school is integral to a school’s recycling program. Make sure to acknowledge their support by writing a thank you letter that can be placed in their personnel file. Download a sample here:  Custodian Letter

  5. Employee Engagement Letter
    Would you like to provide your employees with a program that involves them in nearby schools? You can send this template  to your local school requesting their participation in the Recycle-Bowl competition. Employee Engagement Letter

Promotional Material

  1. Local Newspaper and Radio Public Service Announcements

    Drive Recycle-Bowl school registration via local media. Download sample Radio PSA’s or a community specific Recycle-Bowl news release sample here. The formal 2015 national Recycle-Bowl and America Recycles Day kick-off news release is shown here.

  2. E-newsletter articles, blog posts and social media updates

    Looking to drive awareness for the Recycle-Bowl competition in your town? Don’t recreate the wheel. Download these sample e-newsletter articles, blog posts and social media updates.

  3. Community Access Cable TV Slide and Newspaper/Newsletter Ad

    Do you have access to post something on a Community Access Cable TV station? If so, download this slide about registering for Recycle-Bowl to use on your local channel. The slide has also been turned into an ad that can be placed in a newspaper or newsletter. Download it here.

  4. Student Media Public Service Announcements

    Develop Recycle-Bowl public service announcements for school supported newspapers, television or radio featuring the school principal, students, school athletes or the team mascot. An example can be downloaded here.

  5. School Paper Letters to the Editors

    Send letters to the editor of other school newspapers with friendly taunts. See a sample here: School Paper News Release

  6. Other School Ideas

    • Update your school’s website telling the community you are participating in Recycle-Bowl.
    • Let students, faculty and staff know they are participating in Recycle-Bowl via a school wide email.
    • Create recycling related cafeteria table tents.
    • Create recycling ads on school sidewalks using chalk.