Kris Major, 509.625.6521
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
(Updated November 15, 2018)
230 children from 15 schools in Spokane County created hand-drawn posters for entry in the “America Recycles Day 2018” poster contest. Their work, created to help raise recycling awareness in Spokane County, was based on the theme, “The Power of Recycling is…” The annual competition, open to students in kindergarten through eighth-grade, is sponsored by the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System (SCRSWS) and is part of America Recycles Day activities taking place across the country through Thursday, Nov. 15.
33 grade level finalists will be recognized at the Wednesday, Nov. 14 meeting of the Spokane County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. There, 17 of those finalists will hear that their artwork was selected to appear in the 2019 “Spokane County Recycles” calendar. All 33 of the grade level finalists’ posters are on display at River Park Square through Monday, Nov. 19. Attached is the list of finalists with those who will be featured in the calendar and selected images of the students’ artwork.
A limited number of calendars will be available free of charge from the City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal Dept. administration office, 509.625.6580, beginning in late December.
About America Recycles Day: The official “America Recycles Day” is Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, and serves to remind citizens to continue to raise awareness about the need to reduce waste by reusing, recycling, and buying recycled-content products during the month of November.