Our Past | 1991: Celebration of Learning highlights recycling

Selected by Karen Larsen

The following article published in the May 23, 1991 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press, tells of a recycling event scheduled at Waterville School. It sounds like a number of local organizations and individuals contributed.


Kids busy recycling

The Waterville Elementary School is having a “Celebration of Learning” night this Thursday May 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

The theme of this year’s project is Kids Can Make a Difference. Recycling, reusing, and reducing waste is the goal. A mountain of recyclable materials will be made from what the students bring for this project. The more they bring in, the bigger the mountain will be.

During the evening, door prizes will be given away to those in the 6th grade and under.

Recyclables will be distributed to several recycling agencies. The Philomathic Society will receive the newspapers and magazines, the North Chelan and Douglas County Recycling Project will collect other recyclables of Styrofoam, plastic milk jugs, aluminum cans, glass and yogurt and cottage cheese containers.

Plastic that is recyclable has a code identification printed on it that is a triangle with the number 6 inside.

Popcorn and pop will be sold and those containers will be added to the recyclable mountain.

Tree top has donated thirteen 50-gallon drums for the recyclables to be stored in until the celebration and pick up. After the celebration Alan Loebsack has volunteered to take them to the recycling project that is in Waterville the second and fourth Saturdays.

The barrels will then still be used for future recycling by placing them at City Hall and the Courthouse.

Garbage bags for a clean up around the school grounds during the week have been donated by D.O.E.