Humble ISD Science

Waste Management established the Glenn Masterson Endowed Chairs of Elementary Science Fund to fund science programs and endowed chair positions in the district to serve Fall Creek, North Belt, Park Lakes and River Pines Elementary. Funds have been used for robotics, school gardens, the North Belt Elementary Interactive Science Lab, science books, and more!

Waste Management, students, and teachers at North Belt Elementary celebrate the opening of the interactive science lab.

Educational Resources

Protecting the environment is important to us and understanding environmental aspects surrounding our business is crucial to the communities around our facilities. The following are materials: documents to print or download, websites, and references books that we hope you will find to be useful resources that support teaching and learning about the environmental aspects of the waste services provided by Waste Management.

WM has the following educational material:

Recycle Often. Recycle Right. - Waste Management in collaboration with leading experts in education, curriculum development and instruction, has created a standards-based, interactive learning curriculum for elementary-age students.The curriculum can be found at: 

Mr. Cool Can.  This six minute video provides students with Recycling 101 narrated by Mr. Cool Can himself. Video:

How a landfill is built:


View or print these documents which provide information on some of the environmental areas that our communities frequently learn about. Included in these documents are Waste Management's landfill posters that show some of the environmental protective measures that we use at our landfills. NOTE: These documents are in PDF format, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view it. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here


  • Science of Managing Waste Stream
  • Follow the Waste StreamAnatomy of a Landfill - Spanish
  • Anatomy of a Landfill
  • Gas Extraction Well
  • Gas Probe
  • Groundwater Well Landfill Gas to Energy
  • Leachate Collection System
  • Books

    • Earth-Friendly Toys: How to Make Fabulous Toys & Games from Reusable Objects
      by George Pfiffner
      Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Fifty Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle
      by Earthworks Group Staff
      Publisher: Earth Works
    • Follow That Trash: All About Recycling
      by Francis Jacobs
      Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
    • Garbage & Recycling
      by Rosie Harlow
      Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, Inc.
    • Gifts to Make for Your Favorite Grownup
      by Kathy Ross
      Publisher: Millbrook Press, Inc.
    • Here Comes the Recycling Truck
      by Judith Mathew
      Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co.
    • Learn to Recycle
      by Annalisa Suid
      Publisher: Monday Morning Books, Inc.
    • Recyclables Fun: Creative Craft Ideas
      by Diane Cherkerzian
      Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
    • Recycle That!
      Publisher: Children’s Press
    • Where Does Garbage Go?
      by Isaac Asimov
      Publisher: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
    • Where Does All the Garbage Go!
      by Melvin Berger (mini books)
      Publisher: Newbridge Communications, Inc.