Elementary School Asking Why Recycle Bins are Gone

Elementary School Asking Why Recycle Bins are Gone

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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio Imagine telling your students to forget saving the planet, recycling bins are just too ugly.

Teachers at Daybreak Elementary School are trying to find out if that's why their recycling bins suddenly disappeared.

The Daybreak community has stressed recycling and being green. Kids at school are gung-ho about recycling as well, but now their blue bins are gone. "They were walking around, like, ‘Where's the recycling bin?' You know, they don't understand," one teacher said.

Teachers say they have only heard the bins don't match Daybreak's code or décor, but they can't get a straight answer.

They don't want to tell the kids, yet, what's going on. "I don't want to stir up some question of why we don't have it anymore," the teacher said.

Many teachers are taking papers home to recycle there.

South Jordan officials say the school's outside recycling bin did not match the city's code of being enclosed. Daybreak officials tell KSL they have removed the outside bin until it can meet the code. However, the teachers say the inside recycling bins are also gone. Daybreak, South Jordan, and the school district are unsure as to why those bins are gone as well.

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