NHS gets involved in building wide recycling

By Victoria McBride - Smoke Signals staff writer

PIQUA — The Piqua High School National Honor Society has been getting involved in the building wide recycling program. The recycling bins in classrooms are at least six years old.

Before NHS took over the recycling program three years ago, the teachers started the recycling program and purchased the the bins. Courtney Downs, co-head of NHS, said, “We have been very impressed with how well the bins have held up over the years.”

At the last NHS meeting members decided it was time to upgrade the large recycling bins, which are used to collect all of the recyclable materials from all classrooms. NHS member Mason Darner was able to take the lead on this project by contacting Mayor Kazy Hinds.

NHS’s hope was that the city would be able to possibly donate some of the large recycling bins for NHS to use. Within days of the meeting, the city delivered a total of three bins.

Downs said, “ The city of Piqua bins have made the recycling program significantly more efficient for NHS volunteers, and we are extremely grateful to Mayor Hinds and the city of Piqua for their generous donation to our program.”

By Victoria McBride

Smoke Signals staff writer