December 30, 2010 in Washington Voices

Kids’ calendar art features recycling tips

By The Spokesman-Review

Drawings by Talon Mackey, left, of Farwell Elementary, and Taylor Anne Soderstrom, of St. Thomas More, are among the 18 by schoolchildren featured in the free Spokane recycles 2011 calendar.
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Call the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System or Recycling Hotline at (509) 625-6800 for a free copy of a calendar. Leave a message with your complete address and the number of calendars you’d like to receive. You can also pick up a calendar at the regional solid waste system office in the Old City Hall, 221 N. Wall St., Suite 410.

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System has published a 2011 recycling calendar illustrated by Spokane schoolchildren.

It’s available for free at the Regional Solid Waste System office, located downtown in the Old City Hall on Wall Street.

The theme for the calendar art is “Recycling: It’s the right thing to do!” and 240 students from 14 Spokane County schools entered their drawings into the contest.

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Spokane County commissioners 31 students were recognized as finalists in the contest. From that group 18 posters were selected for the calendar, and all of them were exhibited at River Park Square.

The calendar contains all sorts of recycling information, phone numbers and addresses for transfer stations and recycling centers, as well as updated lists of what can be recycled in the curbside blue bins.

The calendar is sponsored by the Regional Solid Waste System, and partial grant funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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