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Olney Adventist Preparatory School is taking recycling to a whole new level. Each day, classrooms and hallways are filled with plastic drink bottles and aluminum cans as students, teachers, parents and church members bring in bag upon bag of recyclable containers.

The school has entered the Dream Machine Recycle Rally, sponsored by PepsiCo, Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful. Currently in sixth place, the school is competing to win $50,000 for “green improvements” in the nationwide contest.

Students are requesting help to make their school and the community a better, “greener” place. They ask that #1 recyclable plastic drink containers and aluminum cans be dropped off at the school to help them achieve their Recycle Rally Dream.

The school is located at 4100 Olney Laytonsville Road in Olney. For more information, visit www.olneyprep.org