Haardt’s class visits the Apple Valley Recycling Center

By Aniston Morris, Round Table Reporter

Sean Haardt’s ninth grade government class visited Apple Valley Recycling Center to assist the students in their project on sharing the good of recycling, and how it all works. The class is making a brochure for the residents of Boonsboro to assist the recycling center on educating them.

John Decker, owner and CEO of Apple Valley Recycling Center, shared many things with the class about how the machines operate and “separate materials to be re-used, so citizens don’t have to do it at home.” The class then proceeded to go on a tour of the facility where they got to see first-hand what recycling does.

Madison Kirchner, a freshman at Middletown High School said that she greatly enjoyed the trip and learned so much that she wouldn’t have ever expected. “For instance the reverse magnet that can pick up aluminum was amazing.”

Caylin Clingan, a freshman at Middletown High School said that visiting the recycling center really showed her how recycling can make a difference overtime by eliminating waste in landfills.

Bailey Skuban, a senior at Middletown High School said that her visit taught her a lot that she now really wants to share with others. “Recycling is not so black and white. There’s a lot of grey in between that people just don’t know.”