NIAGARA CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Niagara County is hosting a recycling competition for all Niagara County youth, ages 5-18. The competition will run from July 1st through October 31st. During this time, youth are encouraged to collect household items and turn them in throughout the competition timeframe. All items are to be turned into the Administration Building on the county fairgrounds, at 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport.
Difficult to recycle items that will be collected include toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, beauty and personal care packaging, health and nutrition packaging, office supplies, Hasbro Toys, and electronics. For a full list of items, head to the CCE Niagara recycling page at http://cceniagaracounty.org/4-h-youth/recycling-fundraisers. CCE collects these items and sends them to Terracycle for recycling. When items are turned into Terracycle, CCE is compensated. The money raised through recycling supports 4-H and community programming.
The competition encourages youth to collect hard to recycle items in order to divert waste going to the landfill and provide a new life for our old products. Each item turned in equals one point. The more items recycled, the more points one gets! Points will be added up and the top ten participants with the most amount of points will receive a prize. The winners will be announced on November 15th, which is America Recycles Day.
Although this competition is for youth participants, adults and families can partake in the recycling effort anytime.
For more information about recycling and the impact you can make every day, visit www.rethinkyourwaste.com, and www.epa.gov/recycle. The competition is hosted in partnership with the Niagara County Department of Public Works and funding from a Walmart Local Community Grant.”
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County
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