The City of Naperville is hosting a contest throughout the month of August for children to win the chance to deliver some of the first of the City’s new recycling carts with Mayor A. George Pradel to homes in early September.
This contest is open to Naperville residents 5 to 18 years of age whose families currently receive curbside recycling service from the City. Relatives of City of Naperville employees are not eligible to participate.
To enter, a child should answer the question “How does recycling make Naperville a better place?” Submissions can include an essay, original photograph or piece of artwork on an 8 ½” by 11” piece of paper. If a child chooses to submit a written entry, please note there is a 100 word limit. A contest form available at www.naperville.il.us/enviroteam.aspx must be attached to any entry provided.
The contest will run from 8AM on Fri., Aug. 1 through 5PM on Fri., Aug. 22. All entries can be emailed to Communications Specialist Allison Albrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to the Communication Division on the second floor of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.
Entries will be divided into four age groups: Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, 6th through 8th grade and 9th through 12th grade. One winner from each age group will be selected; winners will be notified the week of August 25. Winners will have the opportunity to participate in the delivery of the new recycling carts with Mayor Pradel on Wed., Sept. 3 and should plan to make themselves available for a press conference that day. In addition, each winner will be honored by having his or her submission displayed in the Naperville Park District’s new Knoch Knolls Nature Center, slated to open later this fall at 320 Knoch Knolls Road, at a to-be-determined time. A $50 Downtown Naperville gift card donated by the Downtown Naperville Alliance will also be awarded to the winners from each category.
The City’s new recycling cart program offers a clean and convenient way for residents to dispose of recyclables and increase their recycling capacity. These carts replace the current recycling bins used by those in the curbside recycling program and are made of a sturdy commercial-grade plastic with wheels for easy movement and hinged lids to contain items and minimize animal pilferage and blowing trash. Cart delivery is slated to begin Tues., Sept. 2. Full information about the cart program is available at www.naperville.il.us/curbsiderecycling.aspx.