Schools receive recycling awards

Robert Bateman Secondary tops in Valley and Metro regional districts

Three schools in the Abbotsford district have received awards from Regional Recycling this fall.

Regional Recycling provides each school with large blue totes for their beverage containers. Bottles, cans and juice boxes are collected by students and staff at each site to help raise money for the school. Some use the money towards class trips or special supplies for a class activity, while others choose to donate the funds raised to a charity organization.

Regional Recycling provides a pick-up service on a monthly basis. All of the beverage containers are sorted and counted, and the money raised is forwarded to the schools.

In addition to providing this pick-up service, Regional Recycling provides two $500 prizes for those schools which collect the most bottles, as well as two random prizes of $500 which can be won by any of the schools participating in this program.

This year, Robert Bateman secondary won an award for being the secondary school recycling the largest volume throughout the Fraser Valley and Metro Regional Districts.

They raised a total of $1,966.30 last year from their beverage container collections, plus won a $500 prize.

In addition to this, Mount Lehman elementary and Eugene Reimer middle each won $500 in the random prize draw for their category.

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