During the 2009/2010 school year, a group of First Flight High School Civics Class students wrote to the Sentinel Newspaper regarding the need for recycling containers at Kill Devil Hills' beach accesses. Agreeing with the students, the Board of Commissioners agreed to contract with Outer Banks Hauling to place recycling carts at selected beach accesses this summer as a recycling pilot program that will allow personnel to evaluate the overall effectiveness of such a program. Used properly, the carts will remove a great deal of recyclable materials from our waste stream and
The beach access recycling program is a notable achievement that illustrates how anyone can make a difference. In this case, the students who originally identified the need for the beach recycling containers came to know that their voices were heard, that their efforts made a positive difference to our area and our environment. They played a pivotal role in bringing about change.