Crystal Lake Middle School Recycling Club members
Faith Lewis, Lela Williams and Cheyanne Robinson
visit classrooms to collect and sort used paper for recycling.
The student Recycling Club at Crystal Lake Middle School collected more than 900 pounds of paper to expand the school’s recycling efforts thanks to a $5,000 Waste Management Think Green® Grant that was awarded to the City of Pompano Beach and in part directed to the school.
The students, all members of the Science Junior Honor Society, gather each Thursday morning and go to each classroom collecting used paper for recycling and taking out any non-recyclable items such as plastic bags, soiled paper plates or cups and used tissues.
“We’re trying to educate the teachers and our fellow students on what is the right way to recycle,” said student Cheyanne Robinson.
“The Recycling Rangers, as they named themselves, are really making a measurable difference at Crystal Lake Middle,” said Beth Dubow, city of Pompano Beach recycling coordinator.