Every other Friday, National Honor Society members go around to each classroom, picking up the teacher’s recycling boxes. National Honor Society members used to put the recycling in the back of Mrs. Oelrichs’s car, as she was the sponsor for this club. She would then have to haul the bags of paper to the elementary school and pour it out into the recycling bin there. However, New Haven High just added a recycling dumpster set up by the Shamrock Conservation Association.
ALPS Outdoors has graciously agreed to pay for the cost of the recycling bin for the next year. ALPS is passionate about the community and school and immediately donated the money to pay for the recycling container.
President of Shamrock Conservation Association Austin Moeckli stated, “I’ve always been passionate about helping the land and the community around me. This was a start to what I hope to accomplish throughout my life.”
He continued, “I started the group with a goal to educate the students about conservation and how they can help the community themselves. In time, they will grow a greater respect for natural resources and the town they live in.”
Many people in the community wanted to recycle but didn’t have anywhere to take it, and that is where the Shamrock Conservation Association came into play. Mrs. Laune, the sponsor of the SCA, stated, “One of our long-term goals was to have a place where people could recycle items instead of putting them into a landfill. When we started this organization, it was one of our goals, and we are so excited that ALPS Outdoors has helped us to achieve this goal for our school and our community.”
This new recycling dumpster allows anyone to bring their recycling to an area closer to home. People can recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum/metal cans, and glass. However, they ask to please refrain from putting plastic bags in the recycling dumpster.
Anyone that lives outside the city limits of New Haven or that does not have curbside recycling at their home may utilize the recycling container. The school requests that you do not drop off recycling between the hours of 7:15-8:15 A.M. and 2:30-3:15 P.M.