You may recall a story we published back in November 2016 surrounding Grand View Public School and their participation in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge.
The challenge is a competition between 125 elementary and secondary schools in the province of Ontario to see which schools can recycle the most batteries. The program aims to teach children and their families about the proper way to handle, store and recycle batteries at home and at school.
The top three schools share a percentage of a cash prize pool and 10% of the prize pool goes towards the Sick Kids Foundation.
“We are currently in fourth place in the challenge and need to be in the top three in the province to be in a winning position.” Karen Cormier from Grand View writes SaultOnline.com
“We are asking for the communities help with our last push. We will collecting until Thursday, April 20 at 4 pm. Community members can drop their used batteries off at either Lyon’s stores or Grand View school.”
If pick up is required people can contact the school at 705-945-7148. The school is collecting AA, AAA, C, D, 6 volt, 9 volt and button batteries (hearing aid and watch batteries) ” We thank all those who have helped us in the last few months. We are hoping for the last minute jump and appreciate your help. Every battery counts.”