Lexington elementary schools kick off 2016 Recycling Challenge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Families from three Lexington elementary schools kicked off the 2016 Recycling Challenge on Tuesday at The Lyric Theatre. The Recycle Challenge is a program designed to increase participation in the city’s residential, curbside recycling program.

Students from Arlington, Harrison and William Wells Brown elementary schools can earn up to $12,000 worth of rewards for their school, such as classroom technology and playground improvements, by encouraging their neighbors to recycle.

Recycle Challenge

Kara Sayles, an environmental educator and rain garden project coordinator with Bluegrass GreenSource, explains her recycling exhibit. (Photo Courtesy: Dept. of Environmental Quality and Public Works)

The challenge officially launched on October 1, 2016 and runs through March 31, 2017.

Tuesday’s event, held at the Lyric Theater, featured Billy B., who uses songs and dances to teach children about natural science, ecology, and the environment.

The Recycle Challenge is managed by the city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, and is partially funded by a Kentucky Pride grant.

More information on the Recycle Challenge can be found at LexingtonKY.gov/RecycleChallenge .

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