Youth Green Teams
The City of Hastings and
Tennis Sanitation have teamed up to offer an exciting program designed
to involve youth groups to help increase the recycling of mixed papers
throughout the community!
How does the program work?
Tennis Sanitation has provided a recycling container that is located in
the parking lot at Terry’s Hardware, 375 West 33rd
Street. Paper materials, including cardboard, magazines,
newspapers, junk mail and box board (cereal, cookie and cracker boxes)
can be placed in the recycling container.
Various youth groups are in
charge of the program for a block of three months. During this
time, the youth group will be expected to monitor the collection box to
make sure it stays clean and to get out in the community to help make
people aware of the program. This may include going door-to-door,
putting up posters or flyers, and other unique ways you come up with to
communicate the program.
How will the group
As a reward for these efforts, youth groups will receive $15/ton for
all the mixed papers collected in the recycling box during their three
month block of time. On average, groups who
participate earn $600-700, depending on the amount of time and
effort they put into the recycling program.
Additionally, the group is
recognized as the “Youth Green Team” by the Hastings City
Council and Tennis Sanitation.
How can our group
If your youth group is interested in this program, please contact Stacy
Tennis-Hallis at 651-459-1887 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
the application form and submit to Tennis Sanitation. Groups
selected to participate will be notified well in advance of their three
Youth Green Team Application Form