Waste Pirate program winners announced

June 16, 2014/For immediate release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On June 16, Airdrie City Council presented the 10 winning students and one winning school with their prizes for the Waste Pirates program as part of the organics recycling program.

In April, staff from Waste & Recycling gave educational presentations on recycling organics to students who then had the option to become a Waste Pirate by passing on their learnings to others collecting the signatures of those they educated as proof.

“I am so proud of these amazing students who shared their knowledge of recycling organics with their friends, family and neighbours,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “These youth have shown strong leadership and are a great example of Airdrie’s commitment to a sustainable city.”

The top two students from each of the five participating schools was presented with a tablet and Heron’s Crossing School was presented with a cheque for $500 for having the most students earn the title of Waste Pirate.

“The students who obtained at least three signatures were awarded with a Waste Pirate certificate signed by the Mayor,” says Paul Lyons, Education Coordinator, Waste & Recycling Services. “From the five participating schools, 103 students received a certificate and collected a total of 1264 signatures.”

The five participating elementary schools were A.E. Bowers, Ecole Edwards, Herons Crossing, Nose Creek and RJ Hawkey.


Media contact:

Paul Lyons
Education Coordinator, Waste and Recycling Services
403.948.8800 ext. 6291



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