Inside a school that recycles two-thirds of its trash

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Eyestone Elementary School goes through a lot of milk cartons, and even more paper.

Those are the two most prolific items recycled at the Wellington school, a leader in Poudre School District’s recycling program that diverts about two-thirds of its trash from landfills.

The success has a lot to do with head custodian Brian Harrison and a team of devoted fifth graders who help him sort and dump trash during lunch.

“It’s always been a passion of mine to leave a legacy for our kids,” said Harrison, whose son Carter is in third grade at Eyestone.

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