The 2012 Project ReDirectory Phone Book Recycling Contest hosted by Keep Temple Beautiful (KTB) has come to a close, and the result was a success. More than 10,340 pounds of phone books were recycled, and $600 in prize money will be donated by Keep Temple Beautiful to local schools. The objective of the contest is to encourage and educate youth about the importance of conservation and preservation of valuable landfill space through collection and recycling of old phone books.
Temple Independent School District (TISD) and Belton Independent School District participated in the 19th annual KTB Project ReDirectory phone book recycling contest. Each elementary school put forth tremendous efforts in this year’s contest. Cater Elementary School was the first-place winner, collecting a record number of 7,698 phone books. The largest amount ever collected by a school. Second-place winner Scott Elementary collected 1,158 phone books. Third-place winner Southwest Elementary (Belton) collected 959 phone books.
On May 15, 2012 prize money will be awarded to the top 3 collecting schools; Cater Elementary ceremony will begin at 8:30am. Scott Elementary ceremony will start at 9:20am. Southwest Elementary program will begin at 10:30 am. The public is invited to attend. The highest collecting classes for each winning schools will also receive project redirectory t-shirts. The money awarded to each school is to serve as funds for campus beautification or environmental projects. The winning scores are determined based on the number of books collected at each school in comparison to its total enrollment.
Project ReDirectory would not be possible without the assistance of the City of Temple, HEB, Wal-Mart and AT&T Yellow Pages. Keep Temple Beautiful is responsible for the promotion and management of this program. For more information on Keep Temple Beautiful, please contact Tanya Gray at (254) 493-4000.