Anahim Lake School children and leaders gather for a group photo on the school playground equipment.

Anahim Lake School children and leaders gather for a group photo on the school playground equipment.

Anahim Lake School recycles with gusto

The Anahim Lake School put in a huge effort in fundraising through recycling during the 2013/2014 school year.

Terra Hatch

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

The Anahim Lake School put in a huge effort in fundraising through recycling during the 2013/2014 school year.

The school signed up to be part of the Encorp Recycling Program, which pays great money for first, second and third place in each category (categories are based on the number of students in the school.)

The program really kick started our communities, who were determined to collect the first place prize.

Nimpo Lake and Charlotte Lake residents were a big part of the effort and we received donations of recycling from fire crews, friends of friends and citizens of Williams Lake and beyond.

The school had several bottle drives throughout the year and had a community drop off site as well.

All the students and staff took turns sorting the recycling and were supported by many parents and community members as well.

It is a big job to sort 62,120 containers.

In the end, we were beat out for first place, but were still delighted with our second place cheque of $750 dollars.

We are very proud to have kept more than 60 thousand containers out of our landfills and add more than $4,600 dollars to our school ‘fun’ account!

This money has been and will continue to be primarily used for field trips for the students.

Special thank you to Dianne Charleyboy and Cody Toney for your exceptional effort. We look forward to joining the Encorp Recycling Program again in September.

Should you choose to help out, you can ask Amanda Enterprises to have your recycling added to the Anahim Lake School account.