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Fourth graders have been "Talkin' Trash" for thirteen years in Horry County. This countywide contest encourages fourth grade students to recycle at school and in their community.

Talkin' Trash for the 2013-2014 school year launches on September 9! Check back here for updates on the participating schools, as well as Talkin' Trash videos, recycling tips, and more!

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Talkin' Trash Recycling Contest

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority and WMBF are Talkin' Trash with the fourth graders at Horry County Schools.

Talkin' Trash Webpage: www.AreYouTalkinTrash.org

About the Talkin' Trash Recycling Contest
The Talkin' Trash contest encourages fourth grade students to recycle at their school and in their community in Horry County, SC. Each month a different recyclable is collected by the fourth grade students at school. The school that recycles the most items (based on the number of fourth grade students) wins that month. Contact your local elementary school to find out how you can help them recycle in the contest!

How the Contest Works:
The contest is open to Horry County public elementary schools. Each participating school receives a special container (an 8-yard dumpster) to collect their recyclables. Schools can fill up the container multiple times per month and call for extra pick-ups during the month. The goal is to recycle as much as possible! Each school is judged based on the number of pounds collected per fourth grade student per month. There are three categories of schools based on the number of fourth grade students at each of the schools.

Monthly School Winners and Prizes:
Every month, the winning school from each of the three categories will receive a plaque, a computer for the school and a visit from the Talkin' Trash crew! The students will also get a chance to appear on television.

Grand Prize School Winners and Prizes:
The top three schools that demonstrate the most recycling during the course of the Talkin' Trash contest will be named the Grand Prize winners and the fourth graders from those schools will go on a fun-filled educational field trip to Ripley's Aquarium. Lunch and transportation will be provided.

2013-14 Collection Schedule

*Call for extra pick-ups during the month of the contest, please allow at least 24-48 hours and call (843) 347-6622. In the message, leave your school name and that this is for Talkin' Trash.

2013-14 Collection Schedule Please recycle the following materials for the Talkin' Trash Recycling Contest in the designated blue dumpster at your school!

October 1 - 24:
Newspaper & Magazines
October 29 & 3190 – Newspaper Awards Presentation with Film Crew
School Prize: Dell Laptop
Student Prizes: Mood Pencil

November 1 - 21:
Plastic Bottles & Jugs
November 25 & 26 – Plastic Awards Presentation with Film Crew
School Prize: Dell Laptop
Student Prizes: Frisbee

December 1 - 13:
Aluminum & Tin Cans
December 17 & 18 – Metal Awards Presentation with Film Crew
School Prize: Dell Laptop
Student Prizes: Tattoo

January 1 - 23:
Newspaper & Magazines
January 28 &29 – Newspaper Awards Presentation with Film Crew
School Prize: Dell Laptop
Student Prizes: Eco Journal
February 1 - 20:
Plastic Bottles & Jugs
February 25 & 26 - Plastic Awards Presentation with Film Crew
School Prize: Dell Laptop
Student Prizes: Yo Yo

March 1 - 20:
Aluminum & Tin Cans
March 25 & 26 - Metal Awards Presentation with Film Crew
School Prize: Dell Laptop
Student Prizes: Slinky

May 13, 14, & 15 – Talkin’ Trash Grand Finale at Ripley’s Aquarium

After the contest is over, please continue recycling and you may use either your Talkin' Trash container or your Cafeteria Recycling container.

Special Thanks to Ripley's Aquarium for hosting our WINNING Schools!

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School Categories
Monthly winners are based on the number of pounds per fourth grade student.

Red: (up to 100 students)

1. Burgess Elementary - 89
2. Daisy Elementary - 82
3. Kingston Elementary - 97
4. Midland Elementary - 95
5. Palmetto Bays Elementary- 83
6. Socastee Elementary - 96
7. South Conway Elementary - 93
8. Bridgewater Academy - 100

White: (101 - 125 students)

9. Aynor Elementary - 116
10. Conway Elementary - 112
11. Forestbrook Elementary - 125
12. Green Sea Floyds Elementary - 110
13. Homewood Elementary - 104
14. Loris Elementary - 103
15. Ocean Bay Elementary - 108
16. Pee Dee Elementary - 117
17. River Oaks Elementary - 102
18. Seaside Elementary - 116
19. Waccamaw Elementary - 124

Blue: (over 126 students)

20. Carolina Forest Elementary - 141
21. Lakewood Elementary - 127
22. Myrtle Beach Intermediate - 325
23. North Myrtle Beach Intermediate - 350
24. Saint James Elementary - 153

2013-14 Monthly Winners lbs. Per Student/Total

October (Newspaper & Magazines)

Total = 60,225 lbs.

Red Daisy Elementary 69 / 5,694
White Green Sea Floyds Elementary 44 / 4,818
Blue Lakewood Elementary 90 / 11,388

November (Plastic Bottles & Plastic Jugs)

Total = 29,110 lbs.

Red Kingston Elementary 31 / 3,042
White Conway Elementary 46 / 5,148
Blue Lakewood Elementary 17 / 2,106

December (Metal Cans)

Total = 13,495 lbs.

Red Daisy Elementary 17 / 1,408
White Conway Elementary 17 / 1,928
Blue Lakewood Elementary 10 / 1,224

January (Newspaper & Magazines)

Total = 66,707 lbs.

Red Daisy Elementary 60 / 4,949
White Conway Elementary 78 / 8,760
Blue Lakewood Elementary 34 / 4,380

February (Plastic Bottles)

Total = 19,974 lbs.

Red Daisy Elementary 43 / 3,510
White Conway Elementary 27 / 3,042
Blue Lakewood Elementary

13 / 1,638

 

March (Metal Cans)

Total = 19,657 lbs.

Red Kingston Elementary 25 / 2,448
White Conway Elementary 27 / 3,060
Blue Lakewood Elementary

22 / 2,754

 

2013-14 Grand Prize Winners

Red - Daisy Elementary - Total Recycled - 19,737 lbs. 
White - Conway Elementary - Total Recycled - 24,128 lbs. 
Blue - Lakewood Elementary - Total Recycled - 23,490 lbs.

If containers are contaminated with trash or other recyclables, the school may be disqualified for the remainder of the contest. Your school is responsible for monitoring the container.

Total Recycled For Talkin' Trash

  • 2013-14 = 191,918lbs./95.96 tons
  • 2012-13 = 199,071lbs./99.53 tons
  • 2011-12 = 267,058lbs./133.53 tons
  • 2010-11 = 210,540 lbs./105.27 tons
  • 2009-10 = 154,313 lbs./77.16 tons
  • 2008-09 = 151,357 lbs./75.68 tons
  • 2007-08 = 84,481 lbs./42.24 tons
  • 2006-07 = 100,891 lbs./50.45 tons
  • 2005-06 = 104,949 lbs./52.47 tons
  • 2004-05 = 77,911 lbs./38.96 tons
  • 2003-04 = 68,413 lbs./34.21 tons
  • 2002-03 = 43,185 lbs./21.59 tons
  • 2001-02 = 48,663 lbs./24.33 tons
  • 2000-01 = 62,858 lbs./31.43 tons
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