Bring your recyclables by April 25
Wadena-Deer Creek National Honor Society students who are collecting recyclables for their senior community-service project will be accepting items until April 25.
WDC seniors Brittany Andrews and Ashley Carlson are wrapping up their community-wide recycling project, which in its first year, has been very successful.
“We’ve received great support from the school and the community,” Andrews said.
For every recyclable item collected, a set amount of money is donated to a global project called “charity: water,” a nonprofit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to developing nations.
Please consider bringing in the following items by April 25:
• candy wrappers of any size or brand,
• Elmer’s glue containers and sticks,
• snack bags of any brand,
• dairy product tubs (cleaned out),
• Sharpie and Papermate writing utensils,
• cheese wrappers of any size,
• protein bar wrappers of any brand
Drop-off locations are at Super One in Wadena and in the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School entry way.
TerraCycle is a company that takes used packaging and other products that would otherwise end up in landfills and reuses them to create new materials and products, also known as “upcycling.” For example, they turn empty juice pouches into fences and candy bar wrappers into duffel bags.
“We wanted our project to be global and we didn’t want to have to ask people for money,” Carlson said. “This project collects and recycles trash, which benefits the environment. The money we raise from TerraCycle then goes toward providing clean water to children and families in developing countries -- it’s just a positive project, all around.”