Recycling for Kids/Schools
Mary Anderson, education director for Bi-County, has worked to establish recycling teams in 21 of the 38 schools to have a recycling team in every CMCSS school, however, every school recycles in some way even if there is not an organized recycling team. The recycling teams are made up of students and teachers who not only promote recycling to their peers but have the responsibility of gathering recyclable items throughout the school. Bi-County provides all of the recycling containers for the schools. Recycling services for three private schools in the community – Clarksville Academy, Tabernacle Christian School, and Immaculate Conception School, are also provided through Bi-County.
Bi-County increases its sustainability efforts through recycling teams within schools, educating students and others in the communities they serve at events like Rivers & Spires, Riverfest, America Recycles Day, and Career Day for all eighth-grade students in Clarksville-Montgomery County under the direction of Bi-County Education Director Mary Anderson.
There are a total of 38 schools in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (24 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 7 high schools, and a middle college. Bi-County serves every school’s recycling needs for paper and cardboard and over 20 schools for plastic recyclables. A percentage of the recycling proceeds are given back to the schools to be used for student instructional needs.