Recycle Montana Trash Dash Winners & prizes

Recycle Montana and Coca Cola recently sponsored the annual Recycle Montana Trash Dash September 17th through the 24th awarding the participating teams cash prizes for picking up garbage and recyclables in areas across the state.

The teams weighed the “stuff” they collected and submitted the weights to Recycle Montana. The weights were compared across the board and winners were selected for the Most Recyclables and Heaviest Garbage. Cash was also awarded to the Teams for the Best Use of the Trash Dash Logo and the Most Unusual Garbage or Recyclable.

FFA groups across the state turned out for the week of the Trash Dash in their areas dominating every category of the event. Twin Bridges FFA won the Most Recyclables, collecting recyclables that included a car body, with a total weight of 2,825 pounds. Fairview FCCLA & FFA collected 110 pounds of garbage to win the Heaviest Garbage category.

The Fairview FCCLA & FFA won the Best Use of the Trash Dash logo by using it to advertise the event and encourage students to participate. The Plentywood FFA came in first place for the Most Unusual Garbage or Recyclable picking up a tote lid, fence post and a bucket of golf balls.

Other teams winning money included the Denton FFA, GROW (Glendive Recycles Our Waste), the Yellowstone Smokejumpers, Team Barrel Racers, and the Winifred Lady Outlaws Volleyball Team. 
For more information contact Candi Zion, Recycle Montana Executive Director at recycle406@gmail.com. Pictures and results of the Trash Dash are also posted on the Recycle Montana Facebook page.
 
Most Recyclables
1st      $400- TWIN BRIDGES FFA
2nd    $300-DENTON FFA
3rd      $200-YELLOWSTONE SMOKEJUMPERS
4th      $100-GROW
 
Heaviest Garbage
1st    $200- FAIRVIEW FCCLA & FFA
split 2nd/3rd $125 each- WINIFRED LADY OUTLAWS AND PLENTYWOOD FFA
4th  $50 - TEAM BARREL RACERS
 
Most Unusual Garbage or Recyclable
1st  $95- PLENTYWOOD FFA
2nd $70- TEAM BARREL RACERS
3rd $50- YELLOWSTONE SMOKEJUMPERS
4th $25- WINIFRED LADY OUTLAWS
5th $10- FAIRVIEW FCCLA & FFA
 
Best Use of the Trash Dash Logo Winners
1st $300- FAIRVIEW FCCLA & FFA
2nd $225- GROW
3rd $150- TWIN BRIDGES FFA
split 4th, 5th, 6th $25 each- PLENTYWOOD FFA, WINIFRED LADY OUTLAWS, YELLOWSTONE SMOKEJUMPERS 
 
Overall Trash Dash Total Winnings!
 $550- TWIN BRIDGES FFA
$510- FAIRVIEW FCCLA & FFA
$325- GROW
$300- DENTON FFA
$275- YELLOWSTONE SMOKEJUMPERS
$245- PLENTYWOOD FFA
$175- WINIFRED LADY OUTLAWS
$120- TEAM BARREL RACERS