Rewards & Prizes

Now that your Green Team has earned credits for your school, what should you spend the money on? The Solid Waste Management District has offered a few ideas on this page, based on feedback we have received from teachers across Elkhart County. There is no requirement to use cash prize items for only items listed here; these are just suggestions to help your school decide what to spend money on. To learn how to allocate cash rewards for your school, refer to our FAQs page.

Playground Equipment


1. Benches 

2. Springs

3. Outdoor Musical Instruments 



1. Balances

2. Swing Sets

3. Merry-Go-Rounds


1. Basketball Hoops

2. Climbing Walls

3. Infrastructure  Repairs (i.e. blacktopping pavement or basketball court) 

School Supplies


1. Classroom Themed Decorations

2. Bulletin Board Supplies

3. Must-Have Supplies

4. PE Equipment

5. Music Classroom Supplies

6. 3-D Printers

7. Medical Training Equipment


1. SAT Study Guides

2. Trophy Cases

3. Lunch Trays


1. Vocational Training Equipment

2. Electronic Storage Lockers

3. Virtual Reality 

4. Technology Repairs (i.e. broken computers)

Club Supplies

Robotics & Technology Clubs

1. Ozobot

2. Wonder Workshop Club Pack

3. Use funds to register or travel to state and national competitions

Drama Clubs

1. Sewing Machines 

2. Theater Props

3. Hardware Tools

Recycling Infrastructure

  1. Athletic Facility Bottle Bins

  2. 18-Gallon Classroom Recycling Bins

  3. Tumbling Composter

  4. Cubic Yard Tilt Truck for Custodians

  5. Dual-Stream Bins

  6. 4-Stream Recycling Bin

  7. Outdoor Trash/Recycling Receptacle


59530 County Road 7

Elkhart, IN  46517

(574) 522-2581


Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:45pm

Saturday (April through November): 9:00am to 11:45am

Compost bins NOT available for pickup on Saturday


Elkhart County Solid Waste Management District

Elkhart County Landfill

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