Leeds schools continue to lead the way in cutting emissions and going green with 1909kg of old electrical items being recycled in playground collection banks last term alone.
This term, Ireland Wood Primary School topped the recycling league table with Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School coming second. The schools have been awarded £500 and £300 respectively for their continued efforts.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) banks have been placed at 30 schools so staff, pupils and parents can drop off unwanted and unused gadgets.
The council’s partner, Weee Link, collects the items to be broken down and recycled. Each term Weee Link reward the schools that have recycled the most with cash prizes to be invested in other environmental projects.
The Whartons Primary School in Otley came third this term and received a cheque for £200 last week.
Vikki Law, scheme manager at Weee Link, said:
“Yet again we’ve been really impressed by how much all of the schools involved have been recycling. Congratulations to all our prize winning schools this term.
“Leeds schools really are leading the way and are a fine example for others to follow.”
Throughout the winter/spring 2013 term all 30 schools with WEEE banks recycled a total of 4,162kg of electrical items.