The results are in! The Keep Bartow Beautiful School Recycling Contest has your mid-year totals.
For the 2014-15 School Year, the rules are the same—26 schools participate, in three categories, with the winning schools posting the most pounds per student receiving prizes in the form of cash prizes or a free school-wide environmental assembly, provided by key local sponsor Anheuser Busch Cartersville, through their community environmental corporate initiatives to reduce waste through recycling. Co-sponsors are Bartow County Solid Waste. The program provides free recycling services to each school, as well as recycling containers from Keep Bartow Beautiful when funds are available.
Each year, the contest starts at the start of school for the teachers, and concludes with contest totals on March 31, although the actual recycling is ongoing. The winners are announced on or around Earth Day each year. Since 2005, when the program was begun, the local schools have been responsible for the recycling of over 2000 TONS of cans, bottles, boxes, and homework papers into new products, all while saving valuable landfill space and creating jobs and revenue in Georgia and the Southeast. Over 130 manufacturers in Georgia rely on recycled content for their manufacturing processes.
At the mid-way point, here are the totals, in alphabetical order:
DIVISION 1–ELEMENTARY DIVISION
Adairsville Elementary 10,280 pounds
Allatoona Elementary 6,020 pounds
Cartersville Elementary 4,780 pounds
Cartersville Primary 4,400 pounds
Clear Creek Elementary 2,460 pounds
Cloverleaf Elementary 3,380 pounds
Emerson Elementary 800 pounds
Euharlee Elementary 29,420 pounds
Hamilton Crossing 5,320 pounds
Kingston Elementary 1,280 pounds
Mission Road Elementary 9,200 pounds
Pine Log Elementary 3,740 pounds
Taylorsville Elementary 1,640 pounds
White Elementary 7,820 pounds
DIVISION 2—MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
Adairsville Middle 5,300 pounds
Adairsville High 3,680 pounds
Cartersville High 2,500 pounds
Cartersville Middle 3,760 pounds
Cass Middle 12,020 pounds
Cass High 18,420 pounds
South Central Middle 11,980 pounds
Woodland Middle 9,240 pounds
Woodland High 5,600 pounds
Bartow Board of Education 10,540 pounds
Bartow College And Career Academy 1,600 pounds
Excel Academy 8,660 pounds
THE Current overall total for this school year is 176,340 pounds. That equals over 88 tons at the halfway point. That number is down from last year.
For more information on the Keep Bartow Beautiful School Recycling Contest, contact Sheri Henshaw at 770-387-5167, Extension 1, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.