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Sneed Middle School and Lester Elementary School have each received a Keep Florence Beautiful (KFB) Education Initiative Recycling Grant. Eighth grade student and Sneed Environmental Action Club and Recycling Club member Meredith VanHouten applied for the Sneed grant, which will pay for service from Pluffmud Recycling during the 2015-16 school year and allow the school to add a wire rack for storing cardboard boxes.
The grant will “allow us to spend more time on other recycling projects,” VanHouten stated, and thanked KFB for their support. Sneed has a healthy recycling program that includes plastic markers, crayons, shoes, plastic tape dispensers, and printer cartridges, in addition to the bottles, cans and paper products picked up by Pluffmud. The program is usually funded through the sale of student-made flower pens and donations.
The Lester Elementary grant application was generated by fourth-grade students Charlie Horton and Paris Williams, leaders of the Recycling Club. The grant will purchase roll carts, deskside bins, a bottle container, and Pluffmud service for the current school year, allowing Lester to begin recycling on campus. The Recycling Grant is part of the KFB Recycling Initiative. There are additional grants available.