Members of a Girl Scout troop are conducting a recycling drive at Northeastern Elementary School on Saturday. They also are collecting plastic to be made into a bench.
The Community Recycling Drive will take place from 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Saturday at Northeastern Elementary School, 534 W. Wallace Road, Fountain City. A dumpster will be stationed in a parking lot to receive recyclables. The troop will accept aluminum and steel cans and lids, paper, newspapers, cardboard, plastics, glass bottles and jars, and scrap metals. Items should be cleaned.
Items that cannot be accepted include trash, electronics, batteries, tires, paint, light bulbs and hazardous materials.
The troop also has been accepting several kinds of plastic lids and containers at the school. When they have received 250 pounds, they will have them taken to a company in Evansville, Indiana, which will turn them into a park-style bench that will be placed at the school. Donations of plastic lids may be left at the school office.
A wide variety of lids and containers are being accepted. They should be marked with the No. 2 HDPE, 4 LDPE or 5 PP plastic recycling symbol.
Four girls in Troop 4256 — Ava DeLucio, Delilah Fahey, Adalyn Spurlock and Ella Summitt — are organizing the projects as part of earning their High Level Bronze Award. Two of the girls and their leader, Heather Pegg, explained the projects at the April 19 Northeastern School Board meeting. Assisting them are the Wayne & Union Solid Waste Management District and Best Way Disposal.
A version of this article appeared in the May 3 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.