Delta School Recycling Challenge 2017

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It’s time for our third annual Delta school district Recycling Challenge! During the ElectroRecycle Challenge, we invite schools to recycle as many small appliances and power tools as possible for a whole week! The winning school gets money to invest in green initiatives and a school-wide pizza party! Amazing, right?!

Third recycling school challenge in Delta

So, who is the winner this year?

This year’s participants in the Delta school Recycling Challenge were Devon Gardens, Gibson, Delview Secondary, Hellings, Heath, Seaquam Secondary, Cougar Canyon, Neilson Grove, Hawthorne, Ladner, Delta Secondary, South Park, and Pebble Hill. Pebble Hill Elementary Green Team emerged as the winners of our Delta Elementary Recycling Challenge. They got to close out 2017 with a Pizza Party for the whole school and money to put towards the environmental protection. We’re so happy to help the green initiatives grow at their school! Pebble Hill really proved to be an incredibly committed group of all-star recyclers.

The competition is a simple challenge put forth to 8 Delta Schools. ElectroRecycle provided each school with a bin for one week, from November 26th to 30th. The objective is to round up the most broken or unwanted small electrical appliances and power tools as possible. We shared posters and handouts with them to spread the word. Right away, the kids started taking initiative. They found creative ways to give their school a chance at winning. They made posters, gave presentations class-by-class, called assemblies, took to the airwaves through the schools’ P.A. systems and made heartfelt appeals to the parents to finally clean out the garage.

A little bit more about the recycling challenge history

The results of the previous years have been astonishing. In our first year (2015), the 8 Delta schools rounded-up 1952kg of small appliances and power tools. They filled eight mega bags with broken toasters, hair straighteners, and power drills. Last year (2016), we had 14 schools join in. They recycled a record-breaking 2440 kg of small appliances and power tools. That’s the same weight diverted from landfills as 171,000 pop cans!

We’d like to give a huge thank you to all the schools that participate, especially to the staff and students who all help.

For any questions about the recycling challenge or if you’re interested in participating, please contact us at

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