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Recycling program re-opens on Sept. 8

According to Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy being green.” That may be true for a frog, but for area residents, being “green” is a bit easier thanks to the recycling efforts of the MAHS Life Skills class!


After a brief summer hiatus, students in Mr. Brandon McIver’s class will once again be collecting and sorting recyclable items from the school district and community. 


“We resumed the recycling program in 2021 after pausing due to COVID. We have been running the program for ten years now. The students are responsible for collecting and sorting plastic, aluminum, paper products, and glass,” McIver explained. “We schedule trips to the Confluence or Cumberland recycling centers bi-weekly to monthly.


Students are collecting the following items: aluminum cans, glass, cardboard, office paper, newspapers, magazines, Plastic #1 and #2 (empty and clean), and plastic shopping bags. The following items are NOT accepted: milk cartons, tin foil, pencils and loose garbage.  If the shed is locked, it is full and donations will be accepted after it is emptied. 


“All aluminum cans are collected and turned in at Friedens to help fund field trips and fulfill school supply needs in our classroom,” McIver added. 


Anyone participating is kindly asked to make drop-offs in the solid red shed, not the old softball shed with white trim.


“The shed was recently renovated with the assistance of MAHS Senior Kyle Smith during the past school year. He helped repair damaged walls and installed new siding. We really appreciate the work he put into the renovations.”


“The shed will be reopened next Friday, September 8th, and drop-offs can be made after school hours,” added McIver. “We appreciate the support shown to this program and are proud to be able to help our community.”