Mountaintop Area Elementary School Wins Recycling Competition

BELLEFONTE, CENTRE COUNTY -- This fall, 15 schools in Centre County participated in both a national and state-wide school recycling competition.  And although the national and state winners have not been announced as of yet, we do have a Centre County winner.

Mountaintop Area Elementary School has claimed victory in Centre County by recycling a total of 2,110 pounds of paper during competition.  That's a whopping 12.79 pounds of paper per person at the school. 

Mountaintop Area Elementary School will receive an award plaque as well as a check for $250.00 from the Centre County Solid Waste Authority for coming out on top in Centre County.  Philipsburg-Osceola High School will receive the second place prize of $100.00 for recycling 9.3 pounds of paper per person at the school.  The national and state-wide winners will be announced early next year.

Over all, the 15 schools in the competition recycled over 18,000 pounds of paper during the competition.  All results can be viewed at  The Centre County Solid Waste Authority would like to thank all schools for participating.

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