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One of the primary missions of The Green Team is to reach out to all members of the Mahoning County community with an important message: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Don't Litter.

The Green Team has many educational programs and activities that target everyone from toddlers to seniors. We also sponsor many participatory programs that allow Mahoning County residents to actively help improve the environment we all share. For more information on any of these programs, please contact The Green Team's Education Department at 303-740-2060.
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  1. Adult Programs
  2. Educational Resources
  3. Youth Educational Programs
"You're never too old to learn" is an expression that more than applies to adult education programs offered by The Green Team. We have a wealth of information to pass along to environmentally conscious Mahoning County residents.

To learn more about any of these programs, or to schedule a Green Team appearance, please call the Green Team Education Department at 303-740-2060.

Our programs are perfect for:
  • Social clubs
  • Civic organizations
  • PTA meetings
  • Block watch clubs
  • Police and fire auxiliaries
  • Business and professional organizations
  • Retirees' groups
  • Senior citizens' facilities
  • Many more!
Here are just some of the programs offered and topics covered:
  • Speakers on recycling and other environmental topics
  • Paper making demonstration
  • "What to Recycle" demonstration
  • Landfill field trips
  • Environmental shopping
  • Arts and crafts ideas for seniors
  • Adopt-a-Spot litter cleanup

Mahoning County residents can also take advantage of:

Green Team Composting Seminars


One of our most popular programs. We'll demonstrate the benefits of composting, show you how to get started, and also provide many of the materials you'll need. There is a fee to attend and receive a new backyard composting bin. Call Kim Lewis at 330-740-2060 for more details and to get registered for the next composting seminar.

Resource Library


If you'd like to learn even more about recycling and the environment, The Green Team has an extensive Resource Library. Our collection comprises books, periodicals, brochures and videos, all of which are available to the public. Call the Educational Department for more details: 330-740-2060.

Pay As You Throw 


If you're interested in saving trash collection costs by generating less waste through recycling and composting, we have information that can help families go on a variable rate or Pay As You Throw program. Several private trash collection companies offer incentives to residents who generate less waste. Call Jim Petuch at 330-740-2060 for more details. Learn how to cut your trash collection costs in half!