The Rutherford County Commissioners invited us to the February 2014 meeting
to present our school with a Resolution of Recognition.
See the video of this presentation by clicking here
The presentation starts at minute-3:20 and ends at minute-7:10.
THANK YOU Busch Systems
who awarded our school
with small recycling containers for being named Recycler of the Year.
Christiana Middle has reduced our trash going to the landfill by 25% since we started Single Stream recycling!!
We currently have a whopping 29% recycling ratio.
Although paper is welcomed in our single stream bins, we separate it out because
we get rebates ($$$$$) for the paper!!!
Our school appreciatesclick here
to make recycling easy at your house
for donating some big
single stream rolling bins
to help with
Another big "THANK YOU" goes out to
AD Recycling LLC in
who donated all of our bigger
Some of the TRUE TRASH items may be recyclable, but the company we use doesn't recycle it at this time, so we can't include it in the single stream.
Clean our your coat closet and let someone REUSE that coat you haven't worn in years...
Christiana's Recycling Crew
Our Recycle Crew visited the ALL IN ONE facility in Murfreesboro. This is where our single stream recycling goes on Tuesdays. The students learned about building a water collection barrel, different plastics, and how our recycling is sorted baled and sold.
These students went on a field trip to see where our paper goes. We went to Caraustar Recycling in LaVergne.
Thanks, Caraustar for our high-vis recycling shirts!
The recycling crew learned how the paper is sorted and baled up to be sent to the pulp mills.
They also learned the importance of
separating the recycables.
A person can get $60 for a bale of pure cardboard.
If a bale of cardboard has plastic or
other materials in it,
most buyers don't want it,
so it is sent to the LANDFILL:(
We saw a whole bale of cardboard
before this load was dumped on it.
The Crew went from the bottom
of the pile of garbage at
Middle Point Landfill
Allied Waste/Republic Industries.
Mr. Nick Stengel is the manager
of the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill.
He told us all about the site.
Look at the next picture and notice how much white makes up the dump face.
The white is mostly paper and plastic:
Our landfill only has a life span of about 15 more years.
Where will it go nextjQuery183013403941224782423_1474913267368?
It has to go somewhere.
HELP US RECYCLE.
Read the signs and just do it!!!