Environmentally sound students at Pebble Hill Elementary.

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Environmental award for Delta's Pebble Hill Elementary School.

  • Jan. 21, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Pebble Hill Elementary School in Delta was recently presented with $1,000 from B.C.’s ElectroRecycle program, after winning a district-wide recycling challenge and helping to divert 475 kilograms of products away from landfills.

The challenge consisted of a week-long collection event, where students and parents were encouraged to learn about recycling beyond the blue bin by bringing their old, unwanted or broken small electrical appliances & power tools to be recycled at bins set up across the Delta School District. With a total of eight schools participating, nearly two tonnes worth of product was recycled.

“This was a fantastic initiative for the kids, the school, and the community,” said Pebble Hill principal Claire Clancy. “The students, staff and parents all learned so much about the program, and were surprised to learn that there were in fact many products they had lying around at home that could be recycled, rather than ending up in the landfill.

“Our green team took extra initiative as well, with students creating additional posters and going around to each classroom to educate other students about the program. We couldn’t be happier with the results.

ElectroRecycle is the first small appliance and power tool recycling program of its kind in Canada and the only government-approved electrical products recycling program in B.C. ElectroRecycle, a not-for-profit program, accepts more than 300 electrical products ranging in size from electric toothbrushes, countertop microwave ovens and hand-held drills to treadmills.

There are more than 175 drop-off locations that collect ElectroRecycle materials throughout British Columbia. For more information on accepted products, visit ElectroRecycle.ca

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