Hosp Elementary

Hosp Elementary Wins Frisco ISD Recycle Bowl Competition

Dec 05, 2014

Hosp Named Elementary Recycle Bowl WinnerThe results are in – Hosp Elementary and Staley Middle School are winners in the Frisco ISD Recycle Bowl Competition, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful and the City of Frisco’s Environmental Services Division. 

Since Frisco’s new franchise partnership with waste hauler Progressive Waste Solutions began in August 2014, residents have been able to recycle cartons and plastic grocery bags, alongside paper, cardboard, metal, plastic and glass containers via the single-stream blue cart program. Frisco’s Environmental Services entered schools in this year’s Recycle Bowl Competition as a way to spread awareness and motivation about recycling all of these items - in the classroom and in the cafeteria. 

Between October 20 and November 14, FISD elementary and middle schools collected more than 38,000 pounds of recycling. That’s 19 tons – or the weight of three adult African elephants! Including high schools, the total recycling collected across the District was an incredible 56,000 pounds or 28 tons!

“Frisco ISD saves money every year on trash disposal with its robust recycling program,” said Molly Kinson, environmental education coordinator with the City of Frisco. “By teaching students and staff members the importance of recycling every day, we are ensuring that our growing school district will have a sustainable future for many years to come.”

Contest winners were determined by evaluating recycling weight per capita at each school. Top scoring schools included:

Elementary School

1. Hosp
2. McSpedden
3. Carroll
4. Newman
5. Comstock

Middle School

1. Staley
2. Hunt
3. Griffin
4. Scoggins
5. Clark

Both Hosp and Staley were presented with glass recycled trophies for their efforts, and Staley and Scott Elementary (the sixth place elementary finisher) enjoyed performances from educational rock band Vocal Trash as part of the celebration of America Recycles Day.