Eastwood Elementary wins recycling contest
Eastwood Elementary School won $750 for collecting the most telephone directories in the annual Answer the Call for Cash recycling contest.
Sponsored by Decatur Recycling and Browning-Ferris Industries, the contest involved 13 local schools that collected 14,449 phone books and thus diverted about 201/2 tons of material for the Decatur-Morgan County Landfill.
Eastwood’s 275 students collected 2,621 phone books.
Horizon High School won $500 for collecting the most books per student in high school/middle school division.
Its 48 students collected 1,060 books or 22.08 books per student.
Somerville Road Elementary also won $500 for collecting the most books per student in elementary school division.
Its 462 students gathered 2,092 books, or 4.53 books per student.
Austinville Elementary School was the wildcard winner of $250 based on a random drawing among all schools that collected at least two books per student.
BFI will transport the old directories to Greenstone Industries in Lithia Springs, Ga., where they will be shredded and processed into cellulose insulation.
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