Delta School Recycling Challenge

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It’s time for our third annual Delta school district Recycling Challenge. We’re we find out which Delta school can recycle the most small appliances in a week! Right now until this end of this week, you can help you local school win $1000.00 and a school wide pizza party by recycling a small appliance or power tool at school.

Here are the kids from the Pebble Hill Elementary Green Team who 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 a giant cheque for $1000.00 to go towards green initiatives at their school, all because they proved that Pebble Hill is an incredibly committed group of all-star recyclers.

The competition is a simple challenge put forth to eight Delta Schools. Each school has been given an ElectroRecycle bin in each school for one week, from Nov. 26th to 30th, to see which school could round up the most broken or unwanted small electrical appliances.

We gave each school some posters and handouts to spread the word, but right away the kids started taking initiative and found creative ways to give their school a chance at recycling the most. Kids made posters, gave presentations class-by-class, called assemblies, took to the airwaves through the schools’ P.A. systems and made heart felt appeals to the parents to finally clean out the garage. This year’s participating schools are Devon Gardens, Gibson, Delview Secondary, Hellings, Heath, Seaquam Secondary, Cougar Canyon, Neilson Grove, Hawthorne, Ladner, Delta Secondary, South Park, and Pebble Hill.

Accepted small appliancesThe results of the previous years have been astonishing. In our first year, the 8 schools rounded-up 1952kg of small appliances and power tools, filling eight mega bags with broken toasters, hair straighteners and power drills and giving an unanticipated amount of extra lifting for our pallet jack. Then last year we had 14 schools join on and we recycled a record breaking 2440 kg of small appliances. That’s the same weight diverted from landfills as recycling 171,000 pop cans! We’re excited to see

if this year’s schools can break the record with the biggest round-up yet.We’d like to give a huge thank you to all the schools that are participating, especially to the staff and students who all helped. Plus take a look at the video made by the awesome kids at Pebble Hill about the recycling challenge:

For any questions about the round-up or if any other schools or districts that might be interested in participating in a similar challenge, please contact Stephen at

Keep on recycling,

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