The Green Team



We are collecting plastic film to be recycled

and made into Trex outdoor furniture. 


Please bring or send in your CLEAN

plastic bags and plastic film

throughout the school year


 A quick test to know the difference between recyclable

and non recyclable plastic:

stick your thumb through the plastic.

If it stretches, recycle it (zip locks and amazon packing)!

If it doesn’t stretch, it’s trash (grape bags, TJs frozen food).


Students can bring it down to the collection box by the front office

or you can bring it in and we’ll get it to the box. 


The school which collects the most in our region receives

an outdoor bench, but we are really hoping to beat out our friends

at Mill Hill, Dwight, and other Fairfield elementary schools!


 Reach out to Emma Kaye, 

with any questions






(open year round)



Please consider RECYCLING 


The Riverfield Green Team wants you to know about an opportunity

to recycle unwanted textiles while fundraising for the PTA!  


There is a textile recycling bin located in the Riverfield parking lot

(left side) just as you exit.




  • Items that are still in good condition will be donated and reused.
  • Items not good enough to donate, may still be dropped in the bin for recycling (think: stained clothes, worn out shoes, ripped linens & towels, even stuffed animals!
  • Click here to see the many ways these items are repurposed
  • Please just be sure that all items are bagged securely. 

Riverfield PTA earns $100 per ton of textiles collected!

You can see a full list of what is and what is not accepted here 






Riverfield's Green Team has been busy helping

our 3rd, 4th, 5th graders compost in the cafeteria since the beginning of school,

and now our 2nd graders have started as well!


If you would like to help in the lunchroom for 15-20 minutes

(and catch a peek at your kids in the meantime!),

please email Emma Kaye at


Thank you for helping us be responsible

by taking care of the earth!




Questions or want to get involved? Please contact

Emma Kaye ( or

Nicola LaRiccia (