Don’t Waste It! is an educator guide to waste management, recycling, composting, and waste reduction, which includes 11 lessons covering five themes: municipal solid waste, recycling, plastics, composting, and landfills.
Developed by Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling in North Carolina, Don’t Waste It! is available throughout the southeast. SEEA was awarded an environmental education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create state-specific versions of the guide and then host in-person and virtual training opportunities for educators across the southeast to learn the curriculum. Don’t Waste It! programs were developed in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The grant was completed in 2022, but Don’t Waste It! continues on through Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling.