ARSD Recycling Initiatives

Posted by Melissa Van Blarcom on 3/12/2020 8:40:00 AM

LPS Earth Club students have made it their mission to continue and expand recycling initiatives in our school. Here's some more information on each program:

TREX plastic materials recycling

We are entering our 5th year of participating in the TREX program. TREX uses plastic materials to make their deck materials by collecting grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue.

Terracycle candy and snack wrappers recycling

TerraCycle has created a zero waste solution for snack wrappers. Use this box to recycle wrappers from candy, chips, granola bars and other snacks. Earth Club students help to educate their peers on the need to recycle their wrappers, and have designed 3 recycling boxes for the wrappers that are visible in the cafeteria.

Wands for Wildlife mascara wand recycling

A wildlife rehabilitation nonprofit in Western North Carolina, recycles old mascara wands to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals. They work great because the bristles are so close together and gentle to use on the injured and orphaned wild animals receiving care.

We are looking for families to bring in clean wands for donation!

Crayola ColorCycle

ColorCycle is our Crayola Marker Recycling Program that converts plastic into reusable energy. This North American K-12 collection program allows for free marker recycling in the contiguous United States and parts of Canada. Crayola collects used markers, recovers the plastic, and converts it into reusable energy.

Please send in any used markers for recycling!

Office and classroom paper recycling

Earth Club students have collected and distributed copy paper boxes marked for paper recycling to ensure our used paper is properly recycled into our single-steam bin rather than ending up in the trash can. Custodians remove filled boxes and place them directly in our municipal recycling bin.

Re-Use America fabric recycling

Clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, and toys meeting their criteria is collected to be reused and recycled. The bin for the district is located in the FMB parking lot.