Veterans’ Hill Elementary Excels in Recycling Competition

Hutto, TX, March 27, 2019– Veterans’ Hill Elementary School received second place in the Texas division of Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle Bowl Competition which ran from October 15 - November 15, 2018.  Winners were announced March 2019.

During the four-week program, participating schools track and report how much recyclable material they collect. At the close of the competition, the school in each that collects the most recyclable material per capita is crowned state champion with the national champion chosen from among the statewide winners. Schools that participate in past Recycle-Bowl competitions have been measured as recycling 10 percent more than schools that don’t participate.  In 2018, more than 260,000 students and teachers nationally participated in Recycle-Bowl.

Veterans’ Hill, one of six current elementary schools in the Hutto ISD, collected 20,739.06 pounds of recycling material in one month, saving 34.22 cubic yards of landfill space.  Students, staff and administrators tracked and reported how much recycled material was collected within the school during the competition. Al Clawson Disposal Inc (ACDI) assisted them by providing extra recycling containers and helping to weigh the materials at the end.  ACDI also provided a conservation report to the school that showed the following impact that just one month could make:

  • 176.29 Trees

  • 3,940.60 Gallons of Oil

  • 42,517 kwh Energy

  • 72,590 Gallons of Water

 

Veterans Hill Elementary School was honored by Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation during a school assembly for their participation in the Nationwide Recycling Competition. 

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