As families in the Galena, KS area prepare for the upcoming school year, it’s crucial to think about how we can make this academic year not just successful but also sustainable. At Jordan Disposal, we’ve been serving the Joplin area for over 100 years, and we understand the importance of responsible waste management. In this blog, we’ll share some tips on how you can minimize waste and make this school year greener for you and your family.

Choose Reusable Supplies

One of the easiest ways to cut down on waste is by opting for reusable supplies. Instead of disposable pens, consider refillable ones. Choose notebooks made from recycled paper and opt for reusable lunch containers instead of single-use plastic bags. These small changes can make a significant impact over the course of a school year.

Organize a School Supply Swap

Before you head out to buy new supplies, consider organizing a school supply swap among friends, family, or even your child’s entire class. This is an excellent way for parents to offload unused items and pick up what they need, all while keeping perfectly good supplies out of the landfill.

Utilize Our Convenient and Affordable Waste Services

At Jordan Disposal, we offer a range of services that can help you manage waste more effectively. From our Construction & Demolition Landfill to our Sorting Station, we provide convenient and affordable options for all your waste needs. If you’re doing a big cleanout before the school year starts, consider renting one of our roll-off dumpsters. We have various sizes to suit your needs, and our professional staff is always on hand to assist you.

Educate and Involve the Kids

It’s never too early to teach children about the importance of responsible waste management. Make it a family activity to sort recyclables and discuss why it’s essential to minimize waste. You can even take a trip to our Galena Landfill to show them how waste is managed and why it’s crucial to dispose of items responsibly.


As we gear up for another school year, let’s make a collective effort to be more mindful of our waste. At Jordan Disposal, we’re committed to providing the community with reliable and responsible waste management services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make this school year a greener one.