Swift Creek currently participates in these recycling programs:
All these programs are possible because of the energy and passion of Recycling chair, Megan Holler. She would love to have you as part of the recycling committee. Contact her today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Swift Creek Parents and Staff, we are excited to announce the start of two recycling programs at Swift Creek. Beginning in early January, collection bins will be placed in the cafeteria for squeezable snack pouches (a TerraCycle and GoGo squeeZ program) and foil lined snack wrappers (a TerraCycle and Subaru program).
Students, staff and visitors may recycle pouches and snack wrappers from foods consumed at school, and pouches and wrappers may also be brought in from home.
For families collecting at home, one tip is to store empty pouches in the refrigerator, until they can be brought in to school.
Thank YOU for helping us on our new recycling journey!
For questions about the TerraCycle programs at Swift Creek, please contact Megan Holler at MeganAndrews81@gmail.com.
For more information about these programs for typically non-recyclable waste, and TerraCycle’s reuse, upcycling, and recycling methods, please visit:
Beginning February 19, our cafeteria trays will be picked up by CompostNow for composting.
This new program will mean that the approximately 1,000 compostable trays used each week at Swift Creek will be turned into new soil, rather than ending up in the landfill. We will also receive some of the resulting compost for our school garden!
The PTA will be funding the composting initiative for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. It is our hope that this exciting step is only the beginning of our composting journey at Swift Creek.
Stay tuned for reports on our initial composting results, opportunities to provide additional education to our students about sustainability efforts, and future composting plans. A big thanks goes to Mr. Propst and Ms. Banks, our cafeteria manager, and her team for their support and assistance in implementing this program at The Creek!
Check out our NexTrex bin in the front hall. At this station, you can recycle these items:
From the grocery store:
Swift Creek also collects old markers, highlighters and dry erase markers, as part of Crayola’s ColorCycle program (https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx). If you have old markers lying around, please have your child bring them to school and place them in the collection bin in Ms. McIntyre’s classroom. Ms. McIntyre is sometimes able to use color remaining in the marker for paint, then the marker itself is sent back to Crayola. (Permanent markers are not being accepted at this time.) Thank you for your partnership!