54,375 pounds of paper collected for recycling
Over a six-week period, students at 13 elementary schools in VISD recycled a total of 54,375 pounds of paper as part of a Victoria Kids Recycle 2011 Green Bin Recycling Contest sponsored by the city of Victoria Environmental Services Program. That translates to 189,000 gallons of water; 89 cubic yards of landfill space; 3,402 gallons of oil and 459 trees that were saved by the students' recycling efforts. The contest was conducted from March 14 through April 23.
The Green Bin Recycling Program is a mixed paper recycling program that is in place throughout the school year at in-town VISD elementary schools. The 13 participating schools have an outside paper receptacle serviced by Waste Management. Collections are taken from students and staff throughout the school, and deposited using classroom and office recycling bins.