Galloway Township Middle School is one of 23 schools from Atlantic County competing in a national school recycling competition known as Recycle Bowl, Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) officials announced on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
As part of a national competition, students in elementary, middle and high schools will track the amount of recycling collected over a four-week period, from Oct. 15-Nov. 9, ACUA officials said. The winner of the national competition will be awarded $2,500, while the top collector in the state will earn $1,000.
“Recycling at school reinforces the importance of recycling everywhere, whether at home, at work or in the community,” ACUA President Richard Dovey said. “Many Atlantic County Schools do a great job recycling, and this contest offers a chance for them to showcase their success. Developing and maintaining a strong recycling program at a large institution or business may seem challenging, but it’s truly within everyone’s reach. We hope this contest will encourage all our schools and commercial entities to take advantage of the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.”
The other schools within the county that are participating are:
Alder Avenue Middle School (Egg Harbor Twp);
Atlantic City High School ;
Atlantic County Institute of Technology (Mays Landing);
Belhaven Middle School (Linwood);
Brigantine North Middle School;
C J Davenport School (Egg Harbor Twp);
Charles L Spragg School (Egg Harbor City);
Cedar Creek High School (Egg Harbor City);
Dr. Joy Miller Elementary School (Egg Harbor Twp);
Egg Harbor Township High School;
Emma C. Attales School (Absecon);
Eugene A. Tighe Middle School (Margate);
Fernwood Middle School (Egg Harbor Twp);
Hammonton Middle School;
Jordan Road School (Somers Point);
Middle School of Pleasantville;
New York Avenue School (Atlantic City);
South Main Street School (Pleasantville);
Sovereign Avenue School (Atlantic City);
Richmond Avenue Schools (Atlantic City);
Uptown Complex (Atlantic City); and
William H. Ross III Elementary School (Margate).
More information about Recycle-Bowl can be found at www.acua.com/recyclebowl. To get your school or business recycling program going in Atlantic County, contact ACUA at 609-272-6950 or visit www.acua.com.