The Town of Wilton is participating in the America Recycles Day initiative sponsored by Keep America Beautiful with family friendly events leading up to America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. The Town of Wilton became a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in 2018. 

Poster Contest

The Town of Wilton and the Zero Waste Schools Committee is sponsoring a poster contest for students in grades K-12. Posters will be judged by First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice, Wilton Go Green, and the Zero Waste Schools Committee. One winner will be chosen from each of the following grade categories:  K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Winners will receive a Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate and have their artwork displayed at Wilton Town Hall. 

Students are asked to design posters around the theme of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” with artwork demonstrating the right ways to deal with recyclable materials, such as reducing single use plastics, reusing containers, or properly recycling materials based on the Town’s recycling program. Participants are encouraged to check out Recycle CT’s “What’s In, What’s Out” program for project inspiration. Posters can be as small as 8” x 11” and as large as 24” x 36”. Students may use a variety of media such as pen and ink, crayon, colored pencil, marker, or paints; 3D projects and other creative ideas will be accepted. Posters should be dropped in the designated Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Poster Contest bins located outside the main office of each school by Friday, Nov. 8. Questions can be emailed to the Zero Waste School Committee. 

Guess the Weight of the Recyclables

The Town will sponsor a “Guess the Weight of the Recyclables” activity at Wilton Library starting Monday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. and ending on America Recycles Day (Friday, Nov. 15) at 3 p.m..

Look for the large bag of recyclables in the Library’s main foyer. Submit a guess for the weight of the recyclables bag. A Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate will be awarded for the closest guess. Winner will be announced at the Monday, Nov. 18 Board of Selectmen meeting. 

For more information on these activities, contact Sarah Gioffre, Wilton’s coordinator of community affairs via email or by calling 203.563.0129, ext. 1128.