District-wide electro-recycling challenge
On Friday, December 4, Pebble Hill Elementary School in Delta, BC was presented with $1,000 from B.C.’s ElectroRecycle program, after winning a district-wide recycling challenge and helping to divert 475 kilograms of products away from landfills.
The challenge consisted of a week-long collection event where students and parents were encouraged to learn about recycling beyond the blue bin by bringing their old, unwanted or broken small electrical appliances and power tools to be recycled at bins set up across the Delta School District. With a total of eight schools participating, nearly twotonnes worth of product was recycled.
“This was a fantastic initiative for the kids, the school, and the community. The students, staff and parents all learned so much about the program, and were surprised to learn that there were, in fact, many products they had lying around at home that could be recycled, rather than ending up in the landfill,” says Claire Clancy, Principal at Pebble Hill.
“Our green team took extra initiative as well, with students creating additional posters and going around to each classroom to educate other students about the program. We couldn’t be happier with the results!”
Overall, the Delta school district banded together to collect a total of 1952.5kg worth of broken small appliances for recycling. That’s the same weight diverted from landfills as 149,000 pop cans!