The V.I. Waste Management Authority recently presented six elementary schools with their awards and cash prizes for winning the “Don’t Trash Your Cans, Cash Your Cans” Aluminum Can Collection Contest that was held during V.I. Recycles Month in November 2011. The contest was open to all of the territory’s elementary schools during the month of November. The students were encouraged to collect cans for redemption and the authority monitored the schools’ collections. VIWMA matched the redemption amount of the cans and then presented a cash reward to the first, second and third place winners in each district.
The winners are as follows:
St. Thomas-St. John District / St. Croix District
1st Place Leonard Dober Elementary School St. Croix Country Day School
2nd Place Lockhart Elementary School Randolph Lockhart School
3rd Place Gladys A. Abraham Elementary School School of the Good Shepherd
Schools are encouraged to continue their aluminum can collections throughout the school year to discourage the disposal of these items in the territory’s landfills. The funds earned can be used at the schools’ discretion for much needed items.
Community and civic organizations are encouraged to collect cans from their homes, offices or events and donate the proceeds to a school of their choice. The aluminum cans can be taken directly to STS Trucking for redemption, which is currently 20 cents per pound.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 690-4218 or 712-4951.