West Middle School to Hold Paper Drive
Release Date: 3/10/2009 11:06:24 AM
West Middle School will hold its first ever paper drive on Saturday, March 21, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is encouraged to start saving all their paper products to deliver to the school, located at 60 Monroe Street in Westminster, during the drive.
Volunteers will be at the school directing cars where to go with their paper. A drop-off service will be provided so people recycling paper won't even have to leave their car to participate. All paper products will be accepted including: newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, junk mail, and more. On the day of the drive, participants should bring paper to be recycled in paper grocery bags or cardboard boxes (no plastic bags).
This service project was organized by sixth grade students Clayton Brenner, Hailey Poisal, and Dana Miller, under the guidance of science teacher Ken Mihalyov. The goal of the drive is to raise awareness about paper recycling, communicate to the public the availability of Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling containers in the Westminster vicinity which benefit various non-profit organizations, and raise money for the West Middle Wind Project.
The school hopes to collect at least 10 tons of paper, and that can only happen with the support of the Westminster community. The students working on the project are interested in talking with members of the media about an idea they have to spread the word on the location of accessible Abitibi Paper Retriever bins in the city of Westminster. West Middle School will earn $20 for every ton of paper recycled from the Abitibi Paper Retriever Company, and the money will be put toward the West Middle Wind Project, which is trying to install an electricity generating windmill on the school grounds.