REWIND E-Waste poster winners and event announced

Courtesy photo Grades 9-12 Winners - Vanessa Petersen (1st Prize), Kayla Cummings (2nd Prize) and Gabrielle Boring (3rd Prize), Bridger High School. Grand Prize Winner - Hayden Nelson, Roberts High School. Grades 6-8 Winners - Ryan DeVries (2nd Prize) and Boone Schmaltz (3rd Prize), Roberts School. Not Shown – Garett Spencer (1st Prize).


REWIND is doing it again.  They are having an E-Waste Recycling event in Red Lodge, June 8.  They have asked local youths to put out their artistic best to help them advertise this community wide event. 

The posters may be viewed at First Interstate Bank in Red Lodge.  And the winners are . . . Grand Prize Winner is Hayden Nelson from Roberts High School.  Her prize included $75 and her poster will be used on the poster for the E-Waste recycling event to be held on June 8 at the Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center driveway (just north of the SilverStrike) in Red Lodge.  The winners for grades 6th – 8th are First Place – Garett Spencer, Roberts - $50; Second Place – Boone Schmaltz, Roberts - $25 and Third Place is a poster created by Ryan DeVries –two tickets to the Roman Theater. 

The winners for grades 9th-12th are First Place Vanessa Peterson, Bridger - $50; Second Place – Kayla Cummings, Bridger - $25 and Third Place – Gabrielle Boring, Roberts – two tickets to the Roman Theater.   An additional prize – Honorable Mention was awarded to Marli McCampbell, Belfry for her very creative entry.  We also awarded Honorable Mentions to two young gals, Audrey and Liddia Fontaine, in 2nd and 4th Grade in Red Lodge. Liddia and Audrey’s posters were so creative that they have convinced us that next year we need to include younger children. 

All kids in grades 6th-12th at all schools in Carbon and southern Stillwater Counties were invited to participate including children that are home schooled.   E-Waste or electronic waste is anything that plugs in that is no longer used such as old televisions, computers, monitors, telephones, radios, cell phones, iPods, printers, etc. 

Some of these devices contain some pretty nasty materials like mercury, lead, cadmium and PCBs that can pollute water and air resources without proper disposal or recycling.  Electronics also contain valuable metals and components that can be used again in another manufacturing process. On June 8 REWIND (Recycle E-Waste Into New Devices) encourages you to bring all of your E-Waste from your attic to your cellar and from the barn to the coulee down to the Visitors Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  This year everything is free.  No major appliances will be accepted.