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Young Scholars Of Central PA Charter School Win Statewide Recycling Competition

The winner of this year's first statewide GreenSylvania school recycling competition is The Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School in Centre County.

            The competition is sponsored by the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania and Keep America Beautiful.
            The Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School has come away with the victory, recycling a total of 4,408 pounds of paper during the month of October.  That’s a whopping 18.84 pounds of paper per person at the school.
            Young Scholars will receive a traveling trophy made from recycled materials as well as a check for $250 to be donated towards their recycling program.  An awards ceremony is scheduled for November 22 at 2:00 pm, at the school.
            Rounding out the top 10 schools were--
  2.  Riverside Elementary School West – Lackawanna County, 8 pounds per capita;
  3.  Roslyn Elementary School – Montgomery County, 6.7 pounds per capita;
  4.  McDowell Intermediate High School – Erie County, 6.6 pounds per capita;
  5.  Highland Elementary School – Montgomery County, 6.5 pounds per capita;
  6.  Abington Junior High School – Montgomery County, 5.2 pounds per capita;
  7.  Abington Senior High School – Montgomery County, 5.19 pounds per capita;
  8.  South Fayette School District – Allegheny County, 5.16 pounds per capita;
  9.  John Marshall Elementary School – Lackawanna County, 4.6 pounds per capita; and
10.  Fulton County Community Christian School – Fulton County, 4.5 pounds per capita.
            In all, ver 60 tons of paper were collected and recycled saving more than 1,020 trees, 22,800 gallons of oil, 180 cubic yards of landfill space, 240,000 kilowatts of energy, and 420,000 gallons of water.
            Centre County also came in first with the number of schools entering the competition.  16 Centre County schools entered recycling 23,415 pounds of paper during the competition.
            The Centre County Solid Waste Authority would like to thank all schools for participating, especially the schools from Centre County who entered.  Great job all!

            For more information, visit the GreenSylvania website.


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