Earth Stewardship By Way of Public Schools Part Two

As Executive Director of the Ozark Solid Mountain Waste District, I’ve found the most effective way to promote waste diversion is through education. And what better place to apply that philosophy than at the district schools?

Alpena school district has a thriving recycling program, made possible by the vision and passion of a group of dedicated students and their faculty leader.

The movers and shakers make sure the classroom bins are collected and taken to the sorting bins where many helping hands are there to sort paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard, which are then taken to the bigger containers to await transportation to the Boone County Recycling facility.

The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District is proud to support these hard-working young people and their mission with $1000 grant.

Way to go, Alpena!