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Athens Intermediate School students, from left, Abby Hubbs, Janae Malone and Holly Clark sort through 440 pounds of plastic bottles the school has collected for recycling.
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Athens Intermediate School students, from left, Abby Hubbs, Janae Malone and Holly Clark sort through 440 pounds of plastic bottles the school has collected for recycling.

Recycle for students

Need a place to discard empty water, soda and juice bottles? How about dumping them at school?

Three Athens schools are accepting plastic bottles labeled with the number “1” on the bottom as part of the nationwide Students for Recycling campaign. The top schools will receive $1,000 gift cards from Sam’s Club and backpacks made from recycled plastic.

Thus far, the schools have collected nearly 3,000 bottles.

You can take your bottles to the wire cages at Athens Intermediate, Athens Middle or Julian Newman Elementary.

Schools will accept the donations through May. For more information about each school’s project, contact the following:

Athens Intermediate — Marina Turberville, 230-2880.

Athens Middle — Amanda Gibbs, 233-6620.

Julian Newman — Hedy Lou Cannon, 233-6630.

- Holly Hollman

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