Yerington High School junior Alexus Bodenstein was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management to promote recycling at the school.
Bodenstein was inspired to apply for the grant after a paper recycling event in June made her aware there was not a consistent or sustainable paper recycling program at Yerington High.
“Currently, Yerington High School does not recycle any materials. With the project, the aim is to salvage most, if not all, of the paper that would have been thrown away and recycle it,” she said. “The goal of the project is to introduce recycling to the school and eventually collect more waste like plastic, aluminum, etc. and also to introduce recycling to the intermediate and elementary schools in Yerington.”
Bodenstein’s grant award will go toward purchasing the bins necessary for collection, advertising material and bin labels. Stanislaus Farm Supply will transport the paper materials to a Reno recycling plant at no cost to YHS.
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