$1267 raised for PRSD schools - Electronics recycle campaign

$1267 raised for PRSD schools - Electronics recycle campaign

Thanks to the support of Peace River School Division (PRSD) school communities, local and provincial organizations, $1267.00 was raised for Peace River School Division schools during the Electronics recycle round-up. From February 21 to March 17, 2017, school communities were invited to take their old and unwanted electronics to the Peace Regional Eco-Centre, while donating the recycle credits to their local community school.

“We are happy with the participation from our school communities and very thankful for this opportunity” says PRSD Board Chair Darren Kuester.

Monitors, laptops, scanners, desktop computers, printers and televisions are items community members took to the Peace Regional Eco-Centre, filling half a c-can (industrial storage container). 

“It takes a lot of electronics to generate the amount raised through the Electronics Roundup and we are thankful for the awesome support of our school communities” says Kuester. “This is the first year of the pilot project and we are grateful to have been a part of it. The recycle campaign not only raises money for schools, it shows students that taking care of the environment is important, that the community cares and it demonstrates to students what we can accomplish when we work together.”

Michael Atkinson, Eco-Centre Manager says the electronics round-up went well and is hopeful it will become an annual fundraising event for schools.

“Anytime we have the opportunity for public education on recycling options and are able to keep electronics from ending up in our landfills, it is a success” says Atkinson. “Next year, depending on funding, we hope to open it up to more schools and allow more time for the electronics to be collected. We would also look at the possibility of approaching local businesses and organizations and encourage them to donate their eligible electronics to a chosen school.”

PRSD extends gratitude to school communities for their support and participation, to Alberta Environments and Parks, the Peace Region Eco-Centre, Alberta Recycling, Peace Regional Waste Management Company, Recycle Logic, and the Alberta Government for extending this opportunity to PRSD schools.