Schools are class… when it comes to recycling!
A Recycling Awards scheme introduced by Scarborough Borough
Council’s Recycling team is now in its second year. The awards are
to recognise the efforts of schools in the borough that recycle as
much of their waste as possible.
The amount of recyclable waste including blue bin recyclables,
textiles, batteries and electrical items collected in the schools
has been calculated on a points system and gold, silver or bronze
certificates have been awarded as appropriate.
Castleton School in Whitby has been awarded the gold certificate
for their efforts in recycling as much as possible and they were
the highest ranking gold award in the entire borough.
Mrs Douglass from Castleton School said:
"We are delighted to get this award, it is a whole community
effort and typical of the support we get for our school. Well
done to everyone!"
Graham School has also been awarded the gold certificate for
their efforts in recycling as much as possible as they
are the highest ranking gold award in Scarborough!
Steve Jackson, Science Teacher at Graham School said:
“The school as a whole has made a fantastic effort to recycle as
much waste as possible. Not only have the students and teachers
played their part but they have, in turn, been supported by those
people working in the offices as well as the cleaning staff.
Graham School recognises the importance of looking after the
environment and its resources and that we all have a part to play
in this process. I hope that we can further improve the
sustainability of our school as well as being a positive guide to
our students as they become young adults and play their part in
Donna Gaddass, Recycling Education Officer for Scarborough
Borough Council added:
“Schools can make an important contribution towards reducing the
amount of waste going to landfill, and we hope these awards will
encourage the schools to recycle as much of their waste as possible
and strive to improve on their school’s performance for next
This award scheme will continue to run for the future and it is
hoped that it will contribute to an increased awareness of
recycling and waste issues.”
If residents or schools would like further information regarding
recycling and waste issues please contact Customer first on 01723
232323 or visit our recycling