Vernon Secondary School students and teachers collected 42,441 beverage containers and earned $1,531.85 in deposit refunds during the 2011/2012 Encorp BC Recycling Program. Their outstanding effort garnered the school an Honourable Mention in their enrolment category of 750 to 1,000 students.
“Vernon Secondary students, teachers and parents are putting in a strong effort diverting beverage containers from landfills,” said Sandy Sigmund, Vice President Development and CMO, Encorp Pacific (Canada). “All the money stays with the school that earned it going towards enhancing student activities and the purchasing of equipment.”
Encorp’s 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, over 40 million containers have been recycled and BC schools have been refunded more than $2.4 million. Schools keep 100% 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.
We thank 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 5 schools from each enrollment category are recognized, with a yearend achievement certificate and individual award certificates are available for “superstar recyclers” at elementary schools. Recognized elementary and secondary schools from all parts of BC are encouraged to participate.