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Nineteen Surrey schools collected 67,865 beverage containers and earned $3,852.62 in deposits as part of Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program during the 2010/2011 school year.

Senator Reid Elementary won $250 for taking third place for their student enrolment category of more than 450 students.

“The students and teachers at Senator Reid Elementary earned $1,660.28 for their school from recycling containers,” said Sandy Sigmund, Chief Marketing Officer, Encorp Pacific (Canada).

“This combined with the prize money made a total of $1,910.28 to go towards school programs and equipment.”

The other Surrey schools taking part in 2010/2011: A.H.P Matthew Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Chantrell Creek Elementary, Cloverdale Traditional, Coast Meridian Elementary, Frank Hurt Elementary, George Greenaway Elementary, Guilford Park Secondary, Halls Prairie Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Hjorth Road elementary, James Ardiel Elementary, Maple Green Elementary, Mountainview Montessori, Pacific Academy, Rosemary Heights Elementary, South Meridian Elementary, and Strawberry Hill Elementary.

Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program provides schools with the tools and resources to make recycling easy, convenient and profitable.

Schools keep 100 per cent of the deposit refunds for each container collected and the program costs the schools nothing.

The schools are grouped into categories, based on enrolment, and the schools that collect the most containers in each category win extra cash prizes.

For the new school year, the prize money has increased. First prize is now $1,000, the second prize is $750 and third prize is $500.

To enter the Encorp School Recycling Program, visit www.return-it.ca/youthcentre/

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