Urbana Middle School Builders Club Recycling Drive a Success
Hundreds of Pounds of Batteries Recycled Instead of Thrown in Trash
The Urbana Middle School’s Builders Club, a student lead service club, can be proud of their efforts to help the environment this year. That’s because the group was able to recycle hundreds of pounds of batteries.
Faculty supervisor Tina Lehr explains, “We stumbled upon the idea of a battery recycling drive when discussing possible projects for the school year. Our club regularly helps out with the recycling program in our building, and we thought we could provide a convenient method of collection. These batteries are terrible for the environment and should not be thrown away. Many people do not realize that these batteries can be recycled at several collection sites within the community.”
The Urbana U-CYCLE program came to the school to pick up the batteries.
The students decided to make the recycling project a contest school-wide, with the grade recycling the most batteries winning an ice cream party. All in all, the Builders Club collected 361 pounds of batteries. “Our students are thrilled with the drive,” Lehr adds.
For more information about the Builders Club on the national level, please see http://slp.kiwanis.org/buildersclub/Homepage.aspx.