Winners of the Waste Reduction Week Recycle My Cell Student Challenge Announced

Winners of the Waste Reduction Week Recycle My Cell Student Challenge Announced

Recycle My Cell, Canada’s national recycling program for mobile phones and accessories, announced today the winners of the fourth annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge. In collaboration with the 2013 Waste Reduction Week in Canada, the Challenge invited students from kindergarten to post-secondary to collect as many old wireless devices as possible, including cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers, accessories and cell phone batteries.

More than 140 Canadian schools from across the country participated in the 2013 edition of the Challenge, which was held from October 21 to November 22. The schools collected more than 3,500 wireless devices along with some 200 kilograms of wireless accessories and batteries. The school that collected the most wireless devices in each participating province and territory, based on student population, will receive a $500 donation to support the school’s green initiatives.

“The partnership between Waste Reduction Week in Canada and Recycle My Cell grows awareness about the importance of waste reduction and recycling. The results of the Challenge demonstrate how individual efforts, measured collectively, have a significant impact on our environment,” said Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Ontario. “More than 180,000 students participated in the 2013 Recycle My Cell Student Challenge – our best year ever! We look forward to what 2014 will bring.”

The winning schools in the 2013 Recycle My Cell Student Challenge are:

  • Alice Jamieson Girls’ Academy, Calgary, Alberta
  • Birchwood Intermediate School, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Donald Fraser Memorial School, Plaster Rock, New Brunswick
  • École Saint-Benoît, Montreal, Quebec
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Kimberley Independent School, Kimberley, British Columbia
  • Long Island Academy, Beaumont, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Marysville Public School, Wolfe Island, Ontario
  • Princess Alexandra School, Hay River, Northwest Territories
  • St. Alphonsus Catholic School, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
  • Sun Valley School, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Takhini Elementary School, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • West Hants Education Centre, Windsor, Nova Scotia

Recycle My Cell thanks all of the schools that participated in the 2013 Challenge. For information about future Challenges, please contact [email protected]. If you are interested in hosting a year-round Recycle My Cell collection site in your community, please visit