Nov. 19, 2010
Maxi Container, Inc. was recently asked by City Year Detroit if we could spare twenty drums to help them start recycling at Osborn High School. Osborn is part of the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Maxi being a local Detroit business jumped at the opportunity to help a local school. Osborn is now functioning as part of DPS’s small school initiative, housing four smaller schools inside of one building, rather than close the school down like many have in Detroit. By integrating these recycling containers into the classrooms, hopefully it will at least get the soda bottles and excess paper properly disposed of for ten classrooms. Joshua Rubin (Creative Director) talked to Deborah Chesser, a Corps Member of City Year Detroit, together we arranged a date and time for the drums to be delivered. Donating these drums was very important to Maxi, so important that our very own Richard Rubin wanted to join us for the drop off, along with our driver Ryan Morris, we all arrived to be greeted by Deborah and her colleague Kiana Miller, both very friendly City Year members. It felt great to know that we finally were there and this exchange was finally happening. We enlisted the help of a few of the students to unload the truck. Two drums will be in ten classrooms, one for paper and one for plastic. The students will decorate the drums and cut holes in the covers to indicate which drum is for paper or plastic. We look forward to getting some pictures of this when they are finished. For now here are some photos of the delivery. Maxi would formally like to say that we are proud to support local recycling efforts like this one. Please find local recycling efforts/projects in your area and get involved!
|20 Fiber Drums with Covers & Liners…enough for 10 classrooms to start recycling.|
|Amonte Gardner (front) and Sharod Britt (back) were very helpful taking the drums into the high school.|
|Emmit Conner helped us unload the truck. Thank you Emmit!|
|Rick Rubin (owner) was on site, helping facilitate the exchange.|
|Maxi is very excited to assist Osborn High School’s recycling efforts!|
If you have any questions about Maxi’s local recycling efforts, comments, questions, or suggestions please feel free to contact Joshua by calling 313-891-3880 or by sending him and email.