School Recycling Challenge

WEB_SRC 2015_School WinnersIn an effort to reduce waste, highlight non-traditional recycling and promote community stewardship, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful hosts an annual School Recycling Challenge each Fall.

The Challenge is open to all Glynn County public schools, private schools, home schools and institutions of higher education.

Many unusual items can be recycled via TerraCycle and the 2019 Challenge collection streams are: oral care products, pens/markers/highlighters, and cereal bags.

Partnering with TerraCycle, the School Recycling Challenge focuses on the non-traditional recycling of items currently not accepted in Glynn County or City of Brunswick recycling programs.

Lead teachers receive a complete resource packet for school effort organization and during a two-week period, participating schools collect the targeted item, with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful counting/weighing the collected materials at the end. Winning schools each receive a recycling bin and eco-friendly educational items for students.

The 2014-2019 School Recycling Challenge efforts were made possible by Hello Goodbuy community grants.