Where Do I Discard...?
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The best way to get people to start recycling is to share stories of how other people are doing it. There are many examples of individuals, businesses, organizations and schools recycing in the North Country. Learn what one local group of students at Gouverneur Central School are doing to make a difference in their community.
Since September of 2012, Bohlen Technical Center Skills USA Community Service Group set up a recycling program to collect redeemable bottles and cans at the Center. On Fridays, the students go around and collect the bottles and cans from all the classrooms. The students then sort the bottles and cans that are refundable from the non-refundable. Non-refundabe bottles and cans are recycled and refundable bottles and cans are returned for the deposit. To date, the students have collected over $300 from the returns, with the proceeds going to support the Thompson Park Zoo. The students purchased a pop-up canopy and had a bird perch created so the raptors could be displayed to the public. This recycling program has been a huge success and the Center is lloking forward to seeing it continue to grow in the future. This program enables students to become engaged in their community, while helping the environment. Congratulations to the Bohlen Technical Center!