Overwhelming Response to Textile Recycling Drive
They came, they dropped off, the pile grew! Bayview Glen's fist ever Textile Recycling Drive surpassed everyone's expectations as the donations continued to pour in. With a determination to help Mother Earth, our community went to their closets, garages and crawl spaces and cleared out all the old clothes, stuffed animals and sheets they could find. The result was a whopping 600 cubic feet of donations which could fill a classroom 2 feet deep. The Earth Day initiative was a fundraiser organized by the Student Executive Council and the Parent Association.
Bins were placed at the Shops for the month of April while students were kept busy promoting the drive at assemblies and in mentor groups. A local company, Textile Waste Diversion, will give the school 10 cents for every pound donated. An average full garbage bag weighs 20 lbs.
Organizers arranged for a pick up of the mountain of donations to take place today after Earth Day assemblies. Student volunteers gathered at lunch hour to help load the truck. There were so many bags, the truck will have to make a return trip to pick up the remaining donations. A final tally is expected sometime next week. Be sure to check back for an update.