The Southeast Bulloch Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter is hosting its fourth annual telephone book recycling drive through November 11. Held in partnership with Keep Bulloch Beautiful, last year the students collected 3,451 old telephone books, keeping them out of local landfills and allowing tons of paper to be recycled.
Each year Keep Bulloch Beautiful sends a recycling bin to the school and delivers the collected phone books to the recycling center at the end of the drive. FCCLA challenges SEBMS homeroom classes to bring in the most phone books for a pizza party and ice cream contest.
“Students give recycling tips each day on the morning announcements, create a bulletin board about recycling and make signs and posters encouraging the student body to participate in the drive and to ‘Keep Bulloch Beautiful,’” said Barbara Cromley, a family and consumer science teacher and the FCCLA advisor.
FCCLA invites the local community to recycle their old phone books. Phone books can be deposited into the recycling bin in the SEBMS parking lot, given to an SEBMS student or be dropped off at the Board of Education Central Office through November 11.