K-12 School District Award from MassRecycle
AB won a statewide first place award for our progress with recyclables and compostables and the reduction of solid waste. MassRecycle has recognized us with its K-12 School District Award. Read the details in the MassRecycle Awards Memo, dated December 2, 2013, the Mass Recycle Website or the Acton Patch Story. This recognition honors the hard work of many people throughout the district including:
In moving forward on capturing compostables, AB schools are demonstrating statewide leadership. We are also acting in concert with a statewide policy trend, as Mass DEP plans to enact a ban excluding food scraps from solid waste collection as of July 1, 2014. Big congratulations to one and all!
- Students who powered the recycling activities across all of our buildings, initiated the collection of compostables at the HS, and will soon initiate the collection of compostables and recyclables in the cafeteria at Merriam and McCarthy-Towne Elementary Schools
- Faculty advisors who provided structure for these student efforts
- Kitchen staff who have initiated the collection of recyclables in all of our kitchens with compostables collection in some as well
- Everyone striving to reduce, reuse and recycle in our schools, and
- Our hard-working custodians who make it all happen day in and day out!