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Wilson Creek Green Team collects tons to recycle

by Staff Reports

May 21, 2013

Lauren West, left, and Alex Perry are members of Wilson Creek’s Green Team working together to collect recyclable materials from classrooms and offices.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Green Team at Wilson Creek Elementary volunteers every Thursday morning before the school day begins to collect recyclable materials from each classroom.

Ninety fourth- and fifth-grade students take turns each week rolling large recycling bins down the halls, visiting each classroom and office in the school to collect tons of paper, aluminum, cardboard, baggies, file folders, index cards, newspapers and magazines to be recycled.

Wilson Creek's Green Team is sponsored by parents Kim Collins and Betsy Skalet, along with fifth-grade teacher Cindy Dumont.

Wilson Creek participates in a single stream recycling program, which allows all recyclable materials to be collected in one container without the need to separate or sort in advance.