WHITEHORSE—Nine youth from across the territory are being recognized for their outstanding efforts through the Yukon Recycling Club.
“The Yukon Recycling Club teaches young Yukoners about the importance of recycling,” Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon said. “Waste diversion starts at home, and this initiative helps promote awareness and participation in good environmental practices from an early age.”
The Yukon Recycling Club is a program for youth aged four to 16. Participants receive points, along with the refunds, for each beverage container they bring to local depots. These points are then redeemed for prizes contributed to the club by local businesses. The top point-earners from each age category are entered in a grand prize draw at the end of each club year.
This year’s grand prize winners range in age from six to 14 and live in Whitehorse, Mayo and Dawson. The prizes awarded to outstanding recyclers include a laptop, mountain bike, art supplies and gift certificates.
“It’s great to have the support of local businesses who provide the prizes,” Dixon added. “We hear about the value of this program again and again from suppliers, processors and depots, as well as from the kids themselves.”
This is the Yukon Recycling Club’s 21st year. More than 1,000 youth participate each year. The club costs approximately $100,000 annually to administer, with support coming from the Yukon government’s Recycling Fund.
Online registration for the 2016/17 club begins May 1. Visit www.yukonrecyclingclub.ca to sign up.
See list of Recycling Club winners and 2015/16 local suppliers below.
Communications, Department of Community Services
Recycling Club Winners
Christopher Tom Tom – Dawson
Danika Boily – Whitehorse
Mayson Peters – Whitehorse
Eva von Flotow – Whitehorse
Kael Epp – Whitehorse
Irene Melancon – Mayo
Kemper and Kellye Murray – Whitehorse
Daemon Goodwin – Whitehorse
Recycling Club Suppliers 2015/16
Angellina’s Toy Boutique
Coast Mountain Sports
Dawson City Chamber of Commerce
Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supply
Eric’s Audio Video
Mac’s Fireweed Books
Maximilian’s Gold Rush Emporium
Mountain View Golf Course
Northern Lights Centre
Office Supply Centre
Polarcom Technology Solutions
Sportees Active Wear
Takhini Hot Pools
Titan Gaming & Collectibles
City of Whitehorse
Wildstone Group of Companies