A Greener College Wood 2013
College Wood Elementary Recycling Club
After implementing the project, recycling increased from 198 gallons of waste each week to 352 gallons per week. With these new bins in place, and with the hard work of the College Wood Recycling Club students, staff, and volunteers, over one ton of waste was collected during the 6 1/2 week calculation period. Wow!
Students were surprised to see how much recyclable waste was collected during the last week of school as students and teachers cleaned out their classrooms. On May 29th alone, they emptied fourteen 44 gallon containers, mostly containing paper. That is 616 gallons of waste, the majority of which would have gone into the trash. Although the students admitted they were pretty overwhelmed by the task, they were so happy to see all that paper, plastic, and aluminum being recycled rather than ending up in the landfill!