Mesabi East Schools Receive Recycling Bins
Mesabi East Schools received a boost to their recycling program when Rachel Doherty took advantage of a networking opportunity to get bins that a metro county no longer needed. Dakota County was clearing out their recycling container inventory and Mesabi East Schools was able to obtain over $5,000 worth of needed supplies at no cost to boost in-school recycling. In addition, Ms Doherty received a $2500.00 grant from Wal-Mart to purchase more recycling bins for Mesabi East!
Cherry and North Woods Recycle Nearly 17 Tons During 2014-2015 School Year
Read how Cherry and North Woods Schools recycled over 33,800 pounds of material this year and how other schools have been working to become better stewards of the environment through recycling!
Chemical Safety Day Program 2015
The University of Minnesota is offering a Chemical Safety Program to assist schools and colleges in disposing of unwanted chemicals and hazardous waste from science, art, industrial technology, and maintenance departments. Collection dates for the Iron Range area will take place August 11-13, 2015. To sign up or for more information, visit http://www.dehs.umn.edu/hazwaste_csdp.htm
Low Waste Locker Clean Out at
Mt. Iron-Buhl High School has put both recycling and reuse into action by coordinating a low-waste locker clean out, an effort to keep recyclable and re-usable materials out of the trash as lockers are emptied at the end of the year. During the 2014-2015 school year, MIB students collected over 200 pounds of paper for recycling and 78 pounds of folders, binders, pencils and other supplies to be re-used next school year. Very little trash was created, demonstrating that our lockers are filled with items that don’t need to go to waste.
Carton Recycling in St. Louis County
The Carton Council recently provided recycling bins to Iron Range schools interested in recycling milk cartons and juice boxes. Seven schools are currently recycling cartons and seeing huge reductions in their waste! According to the Carton Council, a school of 500 students can conserve 170,651 sheets of paper, 5,970 gallons of water, and 417 bags of trash per year by recycling milk cartons.
See how Cherry and Hibbing Schools set up carton recycling in their lunch rooms below. For a more in depth look at how other Minnesota schools are recycling cartons, watch this webinar brought to you by Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Carton Council.