Recycle Rama 2009
For the second consecutive year, HTSD parents, staff, and students conducted a community-wide green event known as Recycle-Rama.
The spring event was a huge hit and collected numerous recyclable items. Here are some of the items that won't be placed in a landfill, thanks to participation of scores of Hamptonians.
- More than 8 pallets of computers, electronics and televisions that were recycled responsibly by eLoop llc. Nothing was placed in a landfill or exported to underdeveloped countries.
- The Hampton spiritwear, athletic uniforms, sports equipment and dance wear exchange was a huge success! Girl Scout Troop 938 sponsored this program and collected a lot of reus- able items that were picked up by other parents. For example, there were over 50 pairs of soccer cleats collected. Leftover soccer items were available at the concession stand.
- Construction Junction filled a truckload with reusable con- struction materials.
- Fitzsimmons Metals collected a large dumpster filled with scrap metal and appliances.
- A pick-up truck full of plastic grocery bags were collected and 450 reusable bags were given out in exchange.
- 26 rechargeable batteries were sent to the RBRC where they will be disposed of so that no hazardous chemicals seep into the ground at landfills. A total of 59 cell phones and 76 ink cartridges were also recycled responsibly.
- RecycleRama volunteers helped unload cardboard from vehicles that filled two recycling dumpsters.
- One recycling dumpster from Abitibi was filled with paper.
- Salvation Army left with a large truck filled with clothing and small household items.
- Hundreds of blankets were collected and distributed to very happy and grateful Animal Shelters.
- Cub Scout Pack 195 and Boy Scout Troop 195 collected 2 pick-up trucks full of used books.
- The Girl Scouts from Troop 237 collected 43 business suits and 81 other business items that were donated to Treasure House and St. Vincent de Paul.
- Girl Scout Troop 313 has 44 prom/formal dresses that were donated to an organization that benefits the American Cancer Society.
- Four laptops were received and were sent to the troops overseas.