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10/16/12

Atlantic County Schools Step Up to Compete in Nationwide K-12 School Recycling Competition

Egg Harbor Township, NJ (October 16, 2012) – 23 schools in Atlantic County are competing in Recycle-Bowl, Keep America Beautiful’s nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high school students.

The incentive-based recycling competition runs for four weeks, from October 15 through November 9, 2012. Participating schools will track and report how much material they collect for a chance to win prizes. At the close of the four-week competition, the school in New Jersey that collects the most recyclable material per capita will win $1,000. A national champion will then be chosen from among the statewide winners to receive a grand prize valued at $2,500.

“Recycling at school reinforces the importance of recycling everywhere, whether at home, at work or in the community,” said Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) president Richard Dovey. “Many Atlantic County Schools do a great job recycling, and this contest offers a chance for them to showcase their success. Developing and maintaining a strong recycling program at a large institution or business may seem challenging, but it’s truly within everyone’s reach. We hope this contest will encourage all our schools and commercial entities to take advantage of the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.”

Registered schools include: Emma C. Attales School in Absecon, Sovereign Avenue and Richmond Avenue Schools, the Uptown Complex and Atlantic City High School in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Brigantine North Middle School, Charles L Spragg School and Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, Dr. Joy Miller Elementary School, C J Davenport School, Fernwood and Alder Avenue Middle Schools, and the Egg Harbor Township High School in Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Middle School, Hammonton Middle School, Belhaven Middle School in Linwood, the Eugene A. Tighe Middle School and the William H. Ross III Elementary School in Margate, and Middle School of Pleasantville and South Main Street School in Pleasantville and the New York Avenue and Jordan Road Schools in Somers Point.

More information about Recycle-Bowl can be found at http://recycle-bowl.org or at www.acua.com/recyclebowl. To get your school or business recycling program going in Atlantic County, contact ACUA at 609-272-6950 or visit www.acua.com.
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