Chesterfield Elementary in Chesterfield, MO in the Rockwood School District received 2 GreenDrop Recycling Stations to be used in a new Landfill Diversion program that includes composting food waste, collecting recyclable materials, and water harvesting.
The school received a grant to purchase the GreenDrop Recycling Stations for students and staff to use. School administrators plan to have competitions between classes and grade levels to see who can divert the most from local landfills. They will award prizes to the group who does the best. They also plan to have a competition for student artwork and messages to be displayed on the two front display panels on each station.
“We received our containers yesterday and the students opened the boxes today. Thank you so much for working with us. We will be sharing with our grant provider later today and look forward to her being just as please as we are. Thanks for your time and for working with us”, stated Mitzy Cruzen spokesperson for the Rockwood School District.
This is the first GreenDrop Station that will provide a Water Harvesting waste stream, and a whiteboard type label that can be adjusted every day to reflect what is being served in the school cafeteria for the Food Waste / Compostable waste stream.
Lyle Peters, Director of Sales for the GreenDrop Stations at Pacific Cascade Corporation based in Vancouver, WA, adds, “This is a very ambitious program to instill the importance of reducing landfill contributions at a very young age. Making composting and recycling a habit at an early age will set a precedent over a lifetime.