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School Recycling

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Results of the 2018/2019 School Recycling Contest: 563,292 total lbs were sent to the Bartow "Materials Recovery Facility" saving valuable landfill space. Students recycled and an impressive average of 30.4 lbs per student.


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    2018 - 2019 School Recycling Contest Winners
School Recycling Amounts  FTE # of Students  Lbs Per Student 
Euharlee  123,322 477 258.6
Mission Road  75,740 466 162.5
Taylorsville 25,500 511 50
White 20,640 552 37.3
 Woodland Middle 43,180 717 60
 South Central Middle 21,440 626 34
 Cass High 44,540 1,518 29
Adairsville Middle  14,840  786  19

The contest component of the Recycling Program was started in 2005 and is ongoing. It begins at the start of the school year and continues until March 31, after which Keep Bartow Beautiful randomly pulls the school bins and takes a final count of their recyclables. This is done by weighing the bins and then dividing the total weight by the total number of students.  In May, the winning schools (according to category - Elementary or Middle/High) receive checks - $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd and $250 for 3rd and $200 for 4th in each category.  Merit awards of $100 may be awarded for exemplary effort.  * As 2018/2019 School year: to be eligible a school must recycle 10,000 lbs.  That is the break even point for services associated with Keep Bartow Beautifu and Bartow County Solid waste.

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