Sylvan Hills High EAST Opens Pioneering Little Rock Recycling Center

   

Sylvan Hills High EAST Opens Pioneering Little Rock Recycling Center
10/10/2011 8:53:14 AM

Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas are opening what is the first public school recycling center in the greater Little Rock Metro Area on October 12th.

The Sylvan Hills High School (SHHS) EAST Green Team will host the grand opening of the first comprehensive recycling center contained on a public school campus in the greater Little Rock area Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Recycling has been a major project for the SHHS EAST Program for the past nine years, and students have recently expanded the program to include the Middle School and Elementary campuses. 

The new on-campus center will allow students to recycle books, spiral notebooks, envelopes, newspaper, cardboard, white paper, phone books, office paper, file folders and magazines.  A second eight yard bin will be used to collect aluminum cans, plastic bottles and tin cans. 

Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman was instrumental in making the contacts necessary for the recycling center to become a reality for the student recyclers.

Matthew Adams from Goldman Recycling has donated the use of the eight yard bins as well as the collection of the recycling materials on an as-needed basis. Students have collected recyclable materials in the past and taken loads to a recycling center in Sherwood. 

Thousands of pounds recyclable items have been saved from the landfill thanks to the SHHS EAST Green Team.

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