Collier County School Recycling Challenge

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Since 2007 schools in Collier County have competed in the Collier County School Recycling Challenge. The Collier County School Recycling Challenge is a great way for students to start thinking about recycling at school, at home, and everywhere! 

Students compete for a chance to win a five foot traveling trophy, or a plaque to hang on the wall of their school for a year, while helping the environment at the same time. There are five competitive categories, or be creative and come up with one of your own.

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  • School to School Recycling Challenge - All you and your friends have to do to win is recycle more as a school than other schools. Elementary schools compete against elementary schools, middle schools compete against middle schools, and high schools compete against high schools. We weight the schools for size, which means just because your school is smaller doesn't mean you can't beat the bigger schools in your category. If your school wins you get to have the year and your school name engraved on the five foot traveling trophy and the trophy stays at your school for one year. Talk to your teachers and principal to let them know you're ready to win this year, and to make sure there are recycling containers in your school where you need them. Even a cardboard box can be a recycling container.   
  • Create a Recycling Video - Want to act? Or do you prefer to be behind the cameRecycling Award 3ra? Shoot and edit your own music video, investigative report, or an interview. For more details, see your television production, drama, or music teacher; or talk to your parents. 
  • Go Commercial - Make a television commercial about recycling. Talk about reincarnation. Bottles and cans aren't trash anymore folks, they can become some cool new stuff. Like bottles to goggles, and cans to fans. Show us what happens to the stuff after it's recycled. Use your imagination.


  • Sing and Dance or Lip Sync - The American Beverage Association has radio jingles you can lip sync to. Or, make up a jingle of your own. You pick the music that suites you. For more ideas and details, see your television production, drama or music teacher.


  • Art Contest - Do you like paints, brushes, color, stuff like that? Then enter the recycling art contest. They say a picture is worth a thousand words - create a work of art that focuses on the transformation of recycled products or the effects of not recycling. Winners of the art contest receive cash prizes and their art work is featured in the Keep Collier Beautiful annual calendar.


          2017 Recycling Art Contest Winners


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