Three Williams Lake Schools collected 54,505 beverage containers and earned $3,381.84 in deposits as part of Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program during the 2010/2011 school year. Since the program began in 2000, 37 million beverage containers have been collected and $2.2 million in deposits have been refunded.
“The students and teachers in Williams Lake saved a lot of containers from the land fill,” says Sandy Sigmund, chief marketing officer at Encorp Pacific Canada. “We look forward to their participation this school year.”
The Williams Lake schools that took part in 2010/2011 were Glendale and Mountview elementary schools and Williams Lake secondary. Encorp’s B.C. School Recycling program provides schools with the tools and resources to make recycling easy, convenient and profitable. Schools keep 100 per cent of the deposit refunds for each container collected and the program costs the schools nothing. The schools are grouped into categories, based on enrolment, and the schools that collect the most containers in each category win extra cash prizes.
This coming school year the prize money has increased. First prize will be raised to $1,000, second prize $750 and third prize $500. Visit www.return-it.ca/youthcentre/ for more information or to enter the Encorp School Recycling program.
The recycling program’s other recognition opportunities include all top five schools from each enrolment category being recognized, with a year-end achievement certificate and individual award certificates are available for “superstar recyclers” at elementary schools. Recognized elementary and secondary schools from all parts of B.C. are encouraged to participate.