Recycling PET is an important part of our recycling initiative, especially since we have Custom Polymers PET right here in Athens, Alabama! Custom Polymers PET is the 4th largest plastic recycling company in North America and creates pellets from recycled bottles and containers that are used by manufacturers to make new products.
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful works hard to bring recycling education to our 22 city, county, and private schools. We also provide the necessary support to encourage staff and students to act on what they learn.
To encourage recycling within our schools, we provide schools with free recycling service. Rolling carts and classroom recycling bins are provided to each school. As incentive, each month we present the city and county school recycling the most pounds per student with the Top Dog Award, which is a travelling stuffed bull dog. It is amazing how hard the schools fight for that award! We also host a PET Recycling Contest, which is sponsored by Custom Polymers PET. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three schools that recycle the most PET per student at the end of the school year.
KALB’s efforts in our schools was also supported by a very generous business owner who distributed coupons for a free ice cream cone and a slice of pizza to every student attending schools that met their recycling goals for the year. The students were thrilled!
KALB reinforces these contests and incentives with presentations and programs in classroom or assembly settings.
Recycling in our community is strongly supported by our city and county leaders and city and county school superintendents. KALB continues to be proactive in the schools because we know what becomes a habit at school very often filters through to the home setting.
Our recycling center also works closely with city and county governments in our efforts to provide community recycling centers strategically placed throughout the area. We also provide free recycling services to area businesses.
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful is very proud of the impact we make in many areas of our community, but particularly recycling. We are grateful to our community leaders who recognize and support our efforts.