School with most scrap metal receives $1,000 bonus in recycling fundraiser |

School with most scrap metal receives $1,000 bonus in recycling fundraiser

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The second annual Axis Steel recycling fundraiser is underway through May 9.

Local residents and businesses are invited to drop off junk metal waste to bins placed at each of the six Moffat County School District schools, including all four elementary schools, Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School.

Accepted metal items include aluminum cans, lawnmowers, scrap iron, exercise equipment, appliances, trampolines, brass, copper and anything metal. Junk cars and car batteries can be dropped off directly to Axis Steel.

Axis Steel will donate the value of the recycled metal to the Parent Advisory Committee for each school based on the number of tons collected in its bin. A $1,000 bonus will be offered to the school with the most tons of scrap metal collected. PAC funds can be used to support extracurricular activities, classroom supplies and other school needs.

Last year, schools collected nearly 70 tons of recycled material, raising approximately $11,000 in funds. This year, Axis Steel hopes to collect 100 tons of material.

Items that are not accepted include tanks or machines containing gas or diesel fuel, used oil filters, radioactive materials, or tanks, canisters or bottles unless a hole has been cut in it and the valve has been removed.

For more information, call Axis Steel at 970-824-3256.

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