May 14, 2012
Mayor Vaughn Spencer and Recycling Education Director Mike Schorn visited Glenside Elementary School earlier today to encourage Reading School District students to recycle at home since the City is now handling residential curbside recycling.
“We just want to remind you how important it is to recycle at home, as well as here at school,” said Mayor Spencer. “We used to pay a company to pick up your recyclables at home, but now the City is doing it and we’re making money that pays for the jobs that were created, so please encourage everyone at home to recycle,” he added.
Recycling/Solid Waste Division Manager Frank Denbowski was also on hand with examples of what is and what is not recyclable and also encouraged the students to recycle at home.
The Mayor also took the opportunity to endorse the “Mayor’s Kids For A Clean City Club,” which was started by former Mayor Tom McMahon and Schorn. The Club, in its fifth year, encourages students to improve their block, neighborhood, city and environment by: not littering and volunteering for cleanups whenever possible, therefore serving as a positive example for family and friends; recycling at home and at school, thus showing respect for our environment, and doing small acts of kindness and helping the needy and less fortunate. Each student who signs up for the club receives a personalized certificate from Schorn.
“I think it’s important to educate the students as young as possible about recycling and doing their share to help their city,” said Schorn. I’m proud of the program and the participation we get from the Reading School District and I appreciate the Mayor’s support in continuing this program.”
The program is a partnership between the City of Reading Office of Trash and Recycling, participating schools and community organizations.
Contact: Frank Denbowski
Recycling/Solid Waste Division Manager
City of Reading
City of Reading