Plastic Film Recycling Challenge underway!

Want to help our Recyclin’ Raiders win their fifth straight title in the Otsego County Conservation Association’s Plastic Film Recycling Challenge?

Plastic film items (1/2023)Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, which won OCCA Challenge crowns in 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023, is again competing against other Otsego County schools to collect the most plastic film per capita. Our students are going head-to-head during an in-school competition, too, as prizes will be awarded to the top elementary and middle/high school grades.

Students can bring recyclable plastic film to their teachers (ES) or class advisors (MS/HS) any day school is in session through April 12. Staff and community members also can bring recyclable plastic film to campus.

Please note that, for health and safety reasons, all plastic film must be clean and dry prior to collection. The following plastic-film items, which can only be recycled through take-back programs offered by New York state grocery stores and retailers, are eligible for collection:
  • Bread bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Case overwrap
  • Cereal bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Ice bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Plastic casings/shrink wraps
  • Produce bags
  • Salt bags
  • Wood pellet bags
  • Ziploc & other re-closeable bags

Please do not submit any other items as collections with non-recyclable plastic film cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, please email Ashley Hughes at [email protected].

Click the video below to see Miss Hughes explain what you can do to help!

Posted 1/8/2024

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