Mountview elementary recycles 44,800 beverage containers

Williams Lake Elementary students and teachers collected 44,840 beverage containers and earned $2,600.26 in deposit refunds.

Williams Lake Elementary students and teachers collected 44,840 beverage containers and earned $2,600.26 in deposit refunds during the 2011/2012 Encorp BC Recycling Program. Their outstanding effort garnered the school an Honourable Mention (fourth) in their enrollment category of 151 to 300 students.

“Mountview Elementary students, teachers and parents are putting in a strong effort diverting beverage containers from landfills,” says Sandy Sigmund, vice president of development and CMO for Encorp Pacific (Canada).  “All the money stays with the school that earned it going towards enhancing student activities and the purchasing of equipment.”

Encorp Pacific (Canada) BC School Recycling Program provides schools with the tools and resources to make recycling easy, convenient and profitable.

Since the program’s inception in 2000, more than 40 million containers have been recycled and B.C. schools have been refunded more than $2.4 million. Schools keep 100 per cent of the deposit refunds for each container collected and the program is free of charge. The schools are grouped into categories, based on student enrollment, and the schools that collect the most containers in each category win cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 for first, second and third.

Encorp thanks all the schools who took part in the BC School Recycling Program. Just go to www.return-it.ca/youthcentre for more information on how your school ranked or to enter the Encorp School Recycling Program.

Other recognition opportunities include; all top five schools from each enrollment category are 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.

Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit stewardship corporation with beverage container management as its core business. It says it is committed to developing and managing a consumer-friendly and cost-effective system to recover beverage containers from consumers and ensure that they are recycled and not incinerated or land filled. It also provides stewardship services on a contract basis to the electronics industry for the collection and recycling of regulated products, as well as the dairy Industry to manage its voluntary milk recycling program. To learn more about Encorp Pacific, visit www.return-it.ca.