BCPS Recycling Report Card

Created: 6/9/2011 3:41:26 PM Updated: 12:00:00 AM

School Recycling UP 12% – Single-Stream Recycling a Huge Success!
In September 2010, Broward County’s Recycling and Contract Administration Division (RCAD), the agency that provides your recycling services, launched the “All-In-One” single-stream recycling program. Single-stream recycling allows for the collection of paper and cardboard with bottles and cans in the same recycling bin. It simpli谀es the collection process, minimizes the need to have separate recycling bins for materials, and has proven to increase participation rates by virtue of its simplicity. The switch to “All-In-One” seems to have paid dividends as Broward County Public Schools have increased the amount of recyclables collected by 12% compared to tonnages collected in the 2009-2010 school year. Your response to the new recycling program has been great and we encourage everyone to continue to take full advantage of the new and easy way to recycle in Broward County Public Schools!

2010-2011 School Recycling Update
The School Board of Broward County (SBBC) remains one of the leading educational institutional recycling programs in the US. As the sixth largest school district in the nation, your comprehensive recycling program provides you with an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and save on solid waste disposal costs. During the first six months of the 2010-11 school year (August–January), 1,139 tons of recyclable materials were recovered through the program, a 25% increase over recyclables recovered during the same period in the 2009–10 school year. As you can see from the table below, recycling offers many benefits — making it a great way to go green!

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