Fourth graders have been "Talkin' Trash" for sixteen years in Horry County. This countywide contest encourages fourth grade students to recycle at school and in their community.
Each month a different recyclable is collected by the students at school. The school that recycles the most items that month wins. The contest is open to any public school in Horry County with fourth grade classes. Each participating school receives a special container (an 8-yard dumpster) to collect their recyclables. 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.
We, the faculty, staff and Fourth Grade Students of Horry County Schools agree to participate in the 2016/17 Talkin' Trash Recycling Contest to the best of our ability. We agree and understand the following rules/terms and the dates of the competition and will abide by them:
Your School's Responsibilities:
Horry County Solid Waste Authority Responsibilities:
October 1-20 Newspaper & Magazines
October 25 & 26 - Awards Presentation with WFXB-FOX TV
Prize - Eco Journals and pen made from Recycled Paper
November 1-18 Plastic Jugs & Bottles
November 21 & 22 - Awards Presentation with WFXB-FOX TV
Prize - Frisbee Ring made from Recycled Plastic
December 1-13 Metal Cans
December 15 & 16 - Awards Presentation with WFXB-FOX TV
Prize - Recycled Dog Tag made with Recycled Metal
January 1-26 Newspaper & Magazines
January 30 & 31 - Awards Presentation with WFXB-FOX TV
Prize - Mood Pencils made from Recycled Newspapers
February 1-23 Plastic Jugs & Bottles
February 27 & 28 - Awards Presentation with WFXB-FOX TV
Prize - Sports Mood Bottle made from Recycled Plastic
March 1-23 Metal Cans
March 28 & 29 - Awards Presentation with WFXB-FOX TV
Prize - Slinkys made from Recycled Metal
Talkin' Trash Grand Finale Dates: TBD
Place that month's recyclables in this Hyper Blue dumpster at your school. You may bag the recyclables and place the bagged recyclables in the container.
The Talkin' Trash container will be emptied during the open weeks in between each material. Please do not add more material during that time. You can start placing the new recyclable of the month in the Talkin' Trash container on the scheduled day that material starts. If you need extra pick-ups, please call (843) 347-1651 for your Talkin' Trash container to be emptied before the end of the month. We will try to empty your container, if our collection schedule allows.
Monthly winners are based on the number of pounds per fourth grade student.
Red: (up to 110 students)
White: (111 - 145 students)
Blue: (over 145 students)