Alma Schools Expands Recycling Program | Schools
The Alma School District is hosting its second annual Go Green Awareness Week April 13 – 19, 2013. The district will open its recycling program to the public, host an e-waste drive, and hold a series of activities within the schools to promote green awareness.
The Alma School District’s Recycling Program, first started in November 2012, is now open to the public. The district would like to encourage all community members in Alma and surrounding towns to bring recyclables to the drop off locations at the Alma Schools. Items that can be recycled include paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard. Blue recycling drop off bins are located at each of the districts four campuses. Please do not drop off recyclables during regular pick up and drop off times (7:30 AM – 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM).
On Saturday, April 13 the Alma Middle School BETA Club will host an E-Waste Recycling Drive. Anyone from the community can drop off old electronics on Saturday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Alma Middle School. Accepted items include televisions, computers/monitors, printers, digital cameras, stereos, cell phones, telephones, microwaves, VCRs, DVD and CD players.
During Go Green Awareness Week, the district will be having a phone book recycling drive. Phone books can be sent with students or dropped off at any of the school offices. Each of the campuses will be having a competition to see which grade can bring in the most phone books.
On Friday, April 19 the district will have a Wear Green Day encouraging all students and faculty to wear green in support of recycling and green awareness. A special recycling program will be presented at the Alma Primary School, and students at other campuses will participate in classroom recycling activities and lessons.
The district will also begin seeking business recycling partners who wish to participate in the recycling program. Local businesses can partner with the school by pledging to recycle materials from their workplace. All business recycling partners will receive a free set of recycling bins.