Questionable: Where are the recycling bins at school?
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“After attending various events at area schools, I noticed the lack of recycling bins. Many events sponsor fundraising opportunities for clubs which sell canned soda and bottled water, but nothing to recycle the empty containers to. Schools are integral in teaching our kids about being good stewards. Can someone respond to the lack of recycling bins for public use in our schools?”
– Genette, Rhinelander
The Star Journal asked Roger Erdahl, superintendent of the School District of Rhinelander. Erdahl responded:
“All classrooms and offices in the district have recycle bins, and good stewardship is taught.
“However, our experience in large public rooms, like gyms and cafeterias, is that our students and guests often misplace trash and food into recycling receptacles. Sorting recyclables from garbage is a time-consuming task for our custodial crews and, as a result, those rooms do not usually have recycle bins in them.
“In the future, we intend to locate recycling receptacles for all public events.”
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