The first class recycling competition for 2013-2014 starts Thursday, Sept. 19th.
- Drive-thru and drop-off CA-CRV and CA-CASH aluminum cans
and plastic bottles as well as newspapers every Thursday in
front of the school just past student drop off from
7:30am-7:50am OR bring them to your child's classroom
every day starting Monday, September 16th.
- We have 2 recycling competitions during the school year. The
first one runs from September-December 2013 and the
second one runs from January-June 2014. The grade level
that brings in the most recyclables by weight during each
competition will be treated to an Ice Cream Social up at
- Mark all bags with your child's grade for the competition.
- Each bag of recyclables earns a green PAWSsibility ticket.
Make sure you ask your teacher for one of these tickets
when you bring in your recyclables. These tickets are also
handed out at the drive-thru drop-off. When your child has
collected 3 tickets, put his or her name and teacher's name
on them and submit them to the front office. The completed
tickets will be placed in a drawing for prizes!
- Truman Benedict CANNOT accept glass (such as glass
bottles or jars) or any plastic bottles that do NOT have the
CA CRV or CA CASH on them.
- Please make sure that all cans and bottles are empty and
rinsed out if possible. It's also super helpful if you can put
the cans in a separate bag from the bottles.
- Last school year we collected more than 2 tons of recyclables
and raised more than $5,000 for our school!
- ALL money raised goes directly towards funding programs for
Truman Benedict students.
- We are always looking for volunteers to help weigh and sort
recyclables on Thursdays from 7:50am- approx. 8:45am. If
interested, please contact Stacy Tran at
Items we CAN take and recycle for cash:
We CANNOT accept these:
Teachers and supervisors have green PAWSsibility tickets that they can distribute to students for "green" actions at school. These include:
- bringing in cans/bottles
- turning out lights
- not wasting water
- not wasting paper
- bringing a waste-free lunch (no plastic bags or bottles)
- using a reusable water bottle
Some “green” tips from your Recycle Team!
The following items are not recyclable – place them in your regular trash can.
· Pizza boxes. The oil from pizza can contaminate cardboard boxes, making it impossible to process them into clean paper.
· Napkins and paper towels. It's not the paper goods themselves that present a problem, but the fact that they're typically used to wipe up food, cleaning products, and other "hazardous waste."
· Sticky notes. Their size, color, and the adhesive strip make them a better bet for the trash bin.
· Plastic caps. Curbside programs won't recycle them, but Aveda collects them and turns them into packaging for new products.
· Wet paper. Paper fibers that have been exposed to water are shorter and therefore less valuable to paper mills, making it unprofitable to collect and recycle.