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Chautauqua Lake students and staff recycle used electronic equipment

January 11, 2012
Westfield Republican
MAYVILLE — Area residents who acquired new electronic equipment over the holidays are invited to recycle older items at Chautauqua Lake Central School, keeping high-tech waste out of landfills while providing benefits for students. Seventh graders collect a wide variety of old electronics, including: laser cartridges; MP3 players; GPS systems; digital cameras; and laptops. These items are recycled in cooperation with the Funding Factory of Erie, Pa., explain advisors Chris Rammacher and Craig Riedesel. Proceeds will help pay for the class trip to Niagara Falls. Both seventh graders and fourth graders collect and recycle inkjet cartridges and old cell phones, with or without batteries. The program in the elementary grades is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Council, or PTC, in cooperation with Planet Green. Fourth grade students and teacher Margie Weise manage the recycling. The PTC uses the funds to purchase school supplies. Individuals may also purchase high quality, re-manufactured inkjet cartridges through Planet Green at Purchases benefit the CLCS recycling program. The Chautauqua Lake Central School Teachers’ Association also coordinates a service project called Computers for Kids. Teachers donate their used computers from home and invite donated computers from the larger community. The computer hard drives are erased of previous information, upgraded when possible, and then donated to students in the district who are in need. Several families have received computer donations since the program was launched in the spring of 2011. District residents who wish to donate any of the used items listed above may deliver them to any school office or, for the PTC program, to the receptacles in the Elementary Commons. Anyone interested in donating a computer or receiving a computer should contact teacher Chris Rammacher though the Secondary School Office, 753-5881, or use the Contact Us button on the district website,


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