Sunday, March 7, 2010

Recycling Pays Off for Sherman, Taft

What would you do for a few extra bucks? Students and staff at Sherman Elementary and Taft Middle schools would say, RECYCLE! Both schools were chosen by the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department to pilot a unique beverage container recycling program that will help raise money for their ASB activities and promote recycling on campus. The City partnered with the district Energy/Utility Management to provide each school with ten Clear Stream recycling containers along with matching trash containers.

Enthusiastic students at Sherman Elementary kicked off the program at an assembly where they were quizzed about recycling and learned how they can help their school by collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

At Taft Middle School, eager ASB students decided where to place the recycling containers so they would get the most use. ASB students at both schools will help to monitor and promote the program, while volunteers will take collected recyclables to a buy-back center to raise funds for ASB activities. The program will also help raise awareness of the existing recycling opportunities found on each school campus for paper, cardboard and beverage containers.

For more information, please call the district’s recycling hotline at (858) 627-7376.
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