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[ Pittston Area ends old, wasteful ways ]


On the front page of the Times Leader today, there is a great story about several seniors from Pittston Area and how they helped to bring a single stream recycling program to their high school.

For Tara Craig, it was an idea more than a decade overdue. For Matthew Yatison, James Musto and Cory Tobin, it was an idea worth money for four years into the future.

“I’ve been here 12 years and it’s always bothered me that we don’t recycle,” Craig, a computer teacher at Pittston Area High School said when asked about the district’s new “Project Green” single-stream recycling at the high school.

But persistence pays.

When a new administration came in last summer, Craig pitched the idea again. This time, it took. Superintendent Michael Garzella backed the idea, and Northeast Recycling Solutions offered the same deal to the district it has been giving to local municipalities: You collect it, we’ll recycle it, no charge.

 The result: The high school now has single-stream recycling, with dozens of small bins — donated by local municipalities, Craig noted — in classrooms and labs accepting everything from aluminum foil to water bottles.

Read the rest of the story from the Times Leader here.

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