Keep Belmont County Beautiful

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Keep Belmont County Beautiful (KBCB), a division of the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority (JBRSWA), announced that New Covenant Academy (NCA) was the top paper-collecting school for the fourth quarter.

NCA collected 19,545 pounds of paper during the months of October, November and December. With business and drop-off location donations, the total poundage was 25,969, awarding NCA with a check for $779.07.

“We are very pleased to award New Covenant Academy this check,” said Patrick Lanaghan, Executive Director JBRSWA.

“The students and members of the community take great pride in keeping recyclable items out of our landfills, and we want to show that we appreciate their efforts.”

The school began its program in September of 2008 and began an enthusiastic campaign to collect as much paper as it could.

“The school was eager to begin its program and it shows,” stated Tammy Shepherd, Program Director, KBCB, “They asked a lot of questions to make sure they recycled properly then got everyone excited about the effort. It’s really wonderful to see.”

In 2008, participating schools collected 386,785 pounds of paper. Total poundage for paper collected at schools, businesses and drop-off locations was 1,152,620.

For questions about school paper recycling or other recycling issues, please contact KBCB at 740-296-5376 or go to the website at