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With the custodians now picking up recycling in classrooms, staff is hoping recycling won't build up each month. Recycling is now being picked up on Saturdays to prevent build up.

With the custodians now picking up recycling in classrooms, staff is hoping recycling won't build up each month. Recycling is now being picked up on Saturdays to prevent build up.

Jillian McClelland

Jillian McClelland

With the custodians now picking up recycling in classrooms, staff is hoping recycling won't build up each month. Recycling is now being picked up on Saturdays to prevent build up.

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Over the last two years the school has seen some changes with its recycling policy. For years, Environmental Education II students gathered the recycling. However, with the start of the new school year the job will be handed over to the custodians for weekly pickup.

“This year we are picking up weekly to prevent congestion,” Head custodian Ed Gossling said.

The major reason for this change was infrequent pick up. With the busy job of maintaining the SMESL and animals in the Environmental Ed room the students weren’t able to pick up recycling on a regular basis.

“…students could only pick up every few weeks, which was OK with paper, but didn’t work well with cans sitting in classes for four to six weeks,” Gossling said.

Another change with recycling was the addition of separate cans for bio-degradable items and recyclables to reduce the trash output in the cafeteria. While this new system leads to less trash each week, it might lead to confusion.

“I don’t like it. It takes longer and leads to congestion,” senior Bryce Roesch said.

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