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Forum staff reports, Published September 14 2012

Recycling contest ranks Horace 3rd in nation

HORACE, N.D. – This small city is in third place in the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge, so officials are asking residents to continue to pitch in for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize for a community sustainability project.

The nationwide contest aims to encourage waste reduction and increase household recycling. During the six-month challenge, 50 communities, one in each state, are competing against each other with the goal of generating the highest recycling participation rate in their community.

The six-month challenge kicked off the week of July 2, and the winner will be announced in January.

To help Horace win the grand prize, residents are asked to sign up for a free Recyclebank account at www.recyclebank.com/

greenchoices and report their recycling activity.

Residents signing up must report their recycling efforts at least once a month to have their efforts count toward the challenge. A smartphone app is also available to report recycling.

The most up-to-date leaderboard is available at www.recyclebank.com/