Conover School reduces their overall trash by helping their high school students sort items into their appropriate bins, labeled and located in the school courtyard area. Every week, students collect and sort trash, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc. High School students collect such items from their school campus, as well as the N-CCS Central Office and other locations throughout the school community. They love their community and want to be as productive and helpful as possible to reduce the waste they see being created by citizens of Newton and Conover.
Students and staff members also reuse their trash items by helping turn trash into treasures by incorporating various brigades (companies that re-collect their products from Conover School, and in return, compensate them for this collection at their school.) They collect such items as Capri Sun pouches, cheese wrappers, shampoo bottles, toothpaste tubes, and even daily yogurt containers, just to name a few. These brigades are organized and funded through a company called TerraCycle.
Students and staff members at Conover school recycle, because they want to incorporate an idea that if they all just do a little, it can beautify our community as a whole and teach fellow citizens to do the same. They also know that it is a responsible way to raise money to fund their additional community based enterprises.
If interested in starting a recycling program in your school, church, or neighborhood, give Conover School a call at 828-464-9532, and the high school staff members will tell you how to get started! You, too, can use the 3 R’s–Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle– to better your home and community!