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Foodservice Packaging Institute

Thank you Kevin Barnes for your many years of outstanding service to Bakersfield and Keep Bakersfield Beautiful!



KCB Collegiate Affiliate Program

KCB Collegiate Affiliate Program



Register for our Virtual Press Conference on

Tuesday, 10/17/2020 at 10:30am PT!


The statewide K-12 Recycling Challenge has been held annually with great enthusiasm to promote and encourage recycling. The competition between schools and recycling coordinators resulted in over 7.7 million pounds of recyclables collected in the past five years. For 2021, KCB will not conduct the in-school recycling competition. In 2022, the recycling categories will be streamlined.

New for 2021!

The California K-12 Recycling Challenge includes three New for 2021 components, completing all three earns recognition as a Keep California Beautiful Environmental School.


  1. Recycling Art Contest
  2. Video Contest
  3. Environmental App Litter Assessment
  4. Keep California Beautiful Environmental School Designation

LEARN MORE AT GreenCAschools.org


Congratulations to 2020 Winners of the K-12 Recycling Challenge!

Visit GreenCAschools.org to View Results.

2015-2020 Program Totals


Collegiate Affiliate Program Endorsements

Sacramento State CSU Bakersfield
Sacramento State Letter of Support CSU-Bakersfield-KCB-Support