Cowan House gives back through recycling

2017-10-04 06:01
Cowan House pupils and Andile Hlongwane (left), who is now employed and based permanently at the school’s recycling depot.PHOTO: supplied

Cowan House pupils and Andile Hlongwane (left), who is now employed and based permanently at the school’s recycling depot.PHOTO: supplied

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COWAN House Preparatory School, a Hilton primary school, has once again been announced as one of the top recycling schools through the Wildlands and Nedbank Sustainable Schools programme, collecting over 36 tons of recyclable waste in 2016.

Cowan House has decided to donate their annual rebate - provided by the Wildlands Nedbank Sustainable Schools programme - to hire a permanent Wildlands’ employee at their recycling village.

Previously, Wildlands would have collected the waste from the school once a week, but through the school’s generous spirit Andile Hlongwane is now permanently based at the school’s recycling village, ensuring the village is kept clean and tidy.

The Winterskloof public also drop off their recyclables every day at this site, so having someone based permanently at the school is going to be beneficial for many.

“I commend Cowan House for their ongoing support of Wildlands recycling programme. This improves the efficiency of collections and Wildlands can service more schools,” said Amy Webster, Wildlands Relationship Manager.

Hlongwane, Wildlands’ sorter said: “I’m very happy working at the school every day. The school children always share smiles with me and the community treats me well.”

The public are reminded of the rules to consider when dropping off their waste at the recycling village:

• recyclables must be sorted and in clear bags for ease of collection;

• recyclables must be put into the correct bins and if full, left neatly sorted in clear bags;

• cardboard boxes must be flattened;

• garden refuse is not to be dumped;

• only recyclables are to be left; and

• The Cowan House community, including the public that drop off their recycling, must remain clean and tidy.

For more information, contact
AmyW@wildlands.co.za or visit www.wildlands.co.za - Supplied.

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