Friday, March 22, 2013

Wood Elementary students tour Rolla Recycling Center

An enthusiastic group of Wood Elementary students from St. Robert recently participated in a field trip at the City of Rolla’s Recycling Center where they learned about the many ways the City’s Environmental Services Department handles tons of recyclable materials, electronic waste, household hazardous waste, and commercial-grade materials such as cardboard, paper, and plastics. 

(Pictured above: Marcia Mayo, Recycling Specialist, gives a tour of the Rolla Recycling Center at 2141 Old St. James Road on Thursday, March 21 to students and teachers who attend Wood Elementary School in St. Robert. Several more area schools are scheduled to tour the facility throughout the months of March and April.) 
The tour of the Recycling Center, which is part of a month-long series of regional field trips scheduled from March 18 through April 26 with students from Mark Twain Elementary, St. Patrick Elementary School, and a special needs school from Sullivan High School, was coordinated by Marcia Mayo, Recycling Specialist in the Environmental Services Department. 
(Students from Wood Elementary in St. Robert tour an outdoor exhibit at the Rolla Recycling Center that demonstrates the many uses of recyclable materials.)Mayo’s message to the students was that “just about anything we use and consume at home, at work and around town can and should be recycled.” The students were surrounded by mountains of recycled plastic, paper and cardboard, as Mayo emphasized how important recycling is, not only from an environmental and ecological perspective, but also an economic one.
Mayo, who is passionate about recycling, the environment, and educating the public about the positive impact recycling and the Rolla Recycling Center has on our community, conducts student and civic tours of the Recycling Center on a regular basis. To schedule a tour of the facility, or for more information about the Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility, please call the Environmental Services Department at (573) 364-6693.

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