River Ridge Elementary School fourth-graders Marina Kondrikova and Robert Payne are experienced recyclers.
They recycle many materials at home and participate in the school’s Recycling Team.
A public-private partnership is helping to train more young recyclers in the county’s schools.
River Ridge’s newest recycling effort is a pilot program through Columbia County’s Keep Columbia County Beautiful committee and Precision Waste. Precision Waste delivered a 21-foot, cheerfully-decorated container for the students to put recyclable materials into.