Record-breaking Recycling: Kankakee County Students Collect 1.1 Million Cans for SCORE Program


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BOURBONNAIS, IL – Earth Day has come and gone and with it Belson Steel Group Vice President Kevin Kennell announced the winners of this year’s SCORE program at Belson Steel Center in Bourbonnais this week.

Over 1.1 million aluminum cans valued at over $14,000 were collected during the course of the annual program, with students and residents from 29 schools and organizations in the Kankakee County area participating.

In a tightly contested competition, Manteno School District came out on top, winning first place with an impressive collection of over 135,000 cans. Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School secured second place, collecting a total of 112,900 cans. Herscher Intermediate School and St. Anne Grade School battled it out for third and fourth place, with only 200 cans separating them. Herscher Intermediate School collected 2422 lbs or approximately 82,700 aluminum cans, while St. Anne Grade School closely followed with 2428 lbs or around 82,900 aluminum cans.

The SCORE program was founded by Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. as an effort to promote community participation and sustainability by encouraging local residents to work together for a collective good.

All participating schools and organizations will be awarded prizes, with additional cash prizes for the team with the most points. The SCORE program is set to continue next Fall as Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. continues to lead the way in promoting responsible recycling and community engagement.

For more information on the SCORE program and Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc.’s scrap metal recycling services, please visit their website or contact them directly. Join them in their mission to make a positive impact on the environment and the local community.


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