UNION COUNTY — Students at Union County High School are learning the importance of recycling through a new school-wide program.
Implemented in August, students in Elizabeth Ireton’s second period class are responsible for collecting recyclable material from classrooms once a week. Small groups of students are assigned to specific areas of the building and are responsible for collecting materials in those areas. Currently, the students are collecting paper and cardboard, but have hopes of expanding the program to include plastic. On average, the class fills three 50-gallon trash cans per week.
Senior class member Cody Stamey says, “Recycling is important because it helps to keep our planet green and keeps trash out of the landfills.”
BJ Johnson, another senior class member, says he enjoys the recycling project because “it keeps our school clean.”
UCHS biology teacher Toni Farmer is excited about the new recycling project.
“It is critical that our younger generations make these small efforts to create larger effects for their own future. UCHS students are being the change we would like to see in the world,” says Mrs. Farmer.
Submitted by Union County High School