Students at St. Ann are encouraged to make Earth friendly choices every day. To that end we have developed a program for all of our recyclables:
- Paper – All of our newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk-mail, scrap paper etc. are recycled. We partner with Abitibi Recycling which pays the school $15.00 per ton. With all the paper brought in by the school and Parish community, we average $50.00 a month for the school while saving several cubic yards of landfill space.
- Aluminum – The school and parish also collect aluminum cans and bottles. Recycling containers are set out in the cafeteria, faculty room and by the gym and soccer field for sporting events as well as in the Parish Center. The school is paid an average of $40.00 or so a month.
- Ink cartridges – We collect empty ink and toner cartridges. These are turned in to vouchers at Office Max or Office Depot Which are use to buy paper for the school.
- Plastic, glass, steel cans, juice pouches, milk cartons, cardboard, plastic bags – Though there is no monetary profit in recycling these items, the students are encourage to place them in the proper containers at school(as well as at home) in order to reduce landfill usage. Then these items are taken to a proper recycling place.
Our students try hard to be good stewards of the Earth. Many try to bring “trash-free” lunches. Everyone tries to choose what’s best for the planet by minimizing what goes in the trash can. Many are also very conscientious about picking up litter around our school.
Recycling dumpsters for paper and aluminum are stationed on the parking lot behind the church. Recycling as much of these items as we can is good for the planet AND the school.
St. Ann’s very own Recycling Duded (a.k.a. Bob Reid) wrote and received a grant from the archdiocese and used it to further the recycling program at St. Ann.