Fayette County students compete in Recycle-Bowl

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Students from sixteen Fayette County public and private schools collected more than 138,000 aluminum cans for recycling during the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl competition this year. In total, 3,949 pounds of aluminum beverage cans were recycled.

Recycle-Bowl challenges schools to collect and recycle aluminum beverage cans from October 19 through November 15. The school collecting the most cans wins.

Locally, Central Kentucky Fiber, Keep Lexington Beautiful, and Lexington’s Divisions of Waste Management and Environmental Services contributed toward monetary prizes. Baker Iron and Metal paid schools by the pound for the cans they recycled.

The schools that collected and recycled the highest number of cans per student in their respective size category each received $750 in prize money.  The remaining schools were eligible to win one of six $450 awards based on the number of cans collected per student.

The winning schools and the prizes they earned are:

$750 winners

  • Fewer than 300 students: Montessori Middle School
  • 300-599 students: Sayre School
  • More than 600 students: Cardinal Valley Elementary

$450 winners   

  • Christ the King School
  • Lexington Universal Academy
  • Montessori High School
  • Providence Montessori Middle
  • Wellington Elementary
  • Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM) Academy and Mary Todd Elementary tied for sixth place.  Each will receive $225.

Schools earning certificates

  • Ashland Elementary
  • Carter G. Woodson Academy
  • Leestown Middle
  • Meadowthorpe Elementary
  • Morton Middle
  • Rosa Parks Elementary

Participating schools were recognized for their efforts by the Mayor and Council during the December 3 Urban County Council meeting.

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