Our campus has been recycling since our school opened! Paper and cardboard recycling can be deposited in the cardboard bins found in the hallways or in the blue bins located outside of the cafeteria. Plastic containers & Caps #1 through #5, tins, steel & aluminum cans can be recycled in the cafeteria.

Please talk to your children regarding our recycling program in the cafeteria and where to look for the recycling symbol on their food packages. Help the school reach its goal of reducing trash going to the landfill, by sending less disposables in our lunch boxes. Reusable containers for snacks and sandwiches are a great way to help reduce trash. Talk to your children about what foods they can bring back home to eat, if unable to finish their packed lunches, to reduce waste.

 


Battery Recycling

Look for the battery recycling bin in CCE's main hallway to deposit your batteries. A new lead is needed to continue this program! Please contact Ruth Gray for more information.

 

For more info on recycling of different Items: http://www.regiondrecycling.com/atozguide

 

Trash Talk: In the United States, Americans purchase nearly three billion batteries annually, and about 179,000 tons of those end up in landfills across the country. Students can save the Earth's landfills from hazardous materials found in batteries.

Reduce battery consumption by using rechargeable batteries. Reuse batteries and waste not into the landfills. Recycle your batteries!

Earth Talk: Pollution generated by Batteries: Mercury, a toxic metal used in most batteries, is starting to seep into the soil around garbage dumps. The leakage has raised fears around the world that Earth is slowly being contaminated. The dry cells that are used to power calculators, cameras, portable stereos and watches, are the main cause of contamination.

 

What do most Batteries contain? Eight different metals such as lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium, lithium, silver, zinc, and manganese.


There are many recycling programs available to schools. Some of them are potential fundraising programs.

If you are interested in implementing one of these programs, please contact Ruth Gray.

 

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