My Town: Akron Paper Drive a HUGE Success

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Akron Public Schools’ 2nd Annual Mixed Paper Drive was a HUGE success.  29 Schools collected 34.5 tons, or 68,870 pounds, of paper to recycle.  That’s a thousand more pounds than last year.   The drive was held from October 17th through November 18th and community residents and businesses were invited to take part by delivering magazines, phone books, cardboard, junk mail, office paper and more to bins located at participating schools.  Schools competed for a pizza party and $500 cash prizes.  The winning schools are Voris CLC (pizza party), Litchfield Middle School ($500) and North High School ($500).   Those schools recycled the most paper per pound, per student. 

The drive was held to celebrate America Recycles Day and to prove that the community can help save trees by giving trash a second life.  The recycle bins are still in place and are accessible 24 hours a day.  Money from the bins goes towards school clubs, team uniforms and more.  Bins are located at the following schools:  Helen Arnold CLC, Barrett, Betty Jane CLC, Case, Firestone Park, Forest Hill CLC, Glover CLC, Hatton, Seiberling, David Hill CLC, Leggett CLC, Judith Resnick CLC, Voris CLC, Findley CLC, and Crouse CLC, East 7th and 8th CLC, Miller South School of the Visual & Performing Arts, Jennings CLC, Litchfield, Roswell Kent, Hyre CLC, Innes CLC, Ellet, Kenmore, Garfield, North, Buchtel, East 9-12CLC, and Firestone High School.