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Washington County Maryland Schools invited to participate in phone directory recycling contest lead sponsor Grosh's Lawn Service

Schools are invited to participate in the ninth annual telephone directory recycling challenge from Monday, April 23, to Friday, April 27.

Students will be asked to bring in old unwanted phone books during the event to celebrate Earth Day.

Each school will be responsible for storing the books during that week.

At the end of the contest, a staff member and a student will be asked to count the books collected and take a digital picture of them.

Participating schools will then email the directory count, digital picture and school student population to the Washington County Recycling Coordinator by Friday, May 4.

The phone directories may then be placed in the school’s mixed-paper/cardboard recycling container.

The top five schools will receive a cash donation and/or gift cards for school supplies.


Winning schools will be determined based on the number of directories collected divided by the total number of students in the school. This allows all schools a fair opportunity to win.

The cash and gift card donations are compliments of Grosh’s Lawn Service, and Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union.

Schools wishing to participate in the contest should email Anthony Drury, Washington County recycling coordinator, at by April 23. Please provide the name of the school, student population and contact person.

Representatives from the first-place school might be required to come to the Forty West Landfill office at a time convenient for school representatives and sponsors for photos and awarding of prizes.

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