Students help recycling efforts |

Students help recycling efforts

Out in front of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Maget School, there is a small shed with lots going on inside it. There are six fourth-graders who volunteer their morning recess for recycling. The team of students shares the responsibilities of crushing cans, sorting trash and bagging the trash to be recycled. The shed is equipped with its own hand sanitizer dispenser.

Kelly Colleton has been a part of the program for three years. “I think we should help the environment. It’s getting really dirty and I think we should help it get better. I love hanging out with my friends and I know I am helping the environment,” Kelly said.

Cassidy Jackson, who has been helping for two years, said, “We get to get papers from the other classes and all the teachers know us by heart.”

Lissie Stewart said, “I like the fact that we are cleaning up the world and squishing cans.”

Although the boys of the group reminisced about climbing the Dumpster, they, too, enjoyed spending time with friends and helping the environment.

The recycling team thanks Superintendent Jim Tarwater for his encouragement and Beth Quandt for all her help setting everything up. They would also like to inform the community that recyclables can be dropped off at the LTESMS recycling shed between 9 to 9:20 a.m. on school days. No glass, please. Materials accepted are plastics with numbers 1 and 2 on the bottom, CA cash refunds, plastic bags, milk jugs, paper and aluminum cans.

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