BISD announces recycling effort for Friday

The Brownsville Independent School District will host its second annual recycle rally from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in the main office parking lot at 1900 E. Price Road in Brownsville.

BISD recently launched a campaign for recycling called Recycling Matters at BISD, which has become a focal point to demonstrate BISD’s commitment to recycle throughout the year and minimize non-hazardous waste.

Recycling is part of a larger program of activities through which the district takes an active role to further understanding and preservation of the environment in the years to come.

“At Brownsville ISD we need to think about our future by reducing, reusing, and recycling,” BISD Superintendent René Gutiérrez said. “Nearly 75% of school materials are recyclable and by encouraging the participation of the BISD employees and the community, we will accomplish a better place to live.”

BISD’s main goal is to establish a commingled recycling program district-wide that will raise awareness on the 3-R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Other goals include that BISD will provide educational videos and training to all employees, encourage participation in recycling and waste management, and encourage the participation of the community through partnerships and collaborations to achieve Recycling Matters at BISD.