Maine Recycles Championship

Creating change includes teaching the importance of it. Every year, CLYNK holds the Maine Recycles Championship and rewards the schools that make the biggest impact on the environment.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Maine Recycles Championship! One hundred five Maine schools participated, recycling 379,507 containers and raising over $32,000 in cash and prizes.

Tier 1 winners (400 or more students)

First Place: Lincoln Academy
Second Place: Lebanon Elementary School
Third Place: Freeport High School

Tier 2 winners (less than 400 students)

First Place: Crossroads Christian School
Second Place: Cliff Island School
Third Place: Midcoast Christian Academy

View Final Standings

The Competition

  • For every dollar your school earns in bottle returns, Hannaford will add a $.50 bonus to your total.
  • CLYNK will award additional prize money to the top 3 schools in each tier based on school size and the highest per student bottle returns with the following prize tiers:

Tier 1: 400+ Students

  • 1st Place = $500
  • 2nd Place = $250
  • 3rd Place = $100

Tier 2: 1-399 Students

  • 1st Place = $500
  • 2nd Place = $250
  • 3rd Place = $100

How It Works

Each participating school will receive CLYNK bags, school-specific bag tags, and bag pouches to be distributed to students. Students and families simply fill up the bags with Maine returnable cans and bottles, and return them to any Hannaford store featuring CLYNK and your school account is credited.

No large one time drop-offs at any Hannaford location. Please ensure that no more than ten (10) bags are dropped off by any one person at a time. Once a school is signed up, individuals with a personal CLYNK account may donate directly to the school of their choice online.

The Rules

  • Bags must be dropped between February 22, 2016 and April 25, 2016 to be counted.
  • The administrator of the contest must be affiliated with the school.
  • We will use the 2015 Maine enrollment numbers to determine which tier a school falls in unless there has been a significant change. If this is the case we ask that you provide us with an updated enrollment total at sign up.
  • Bags can be dropped at any Hannaford store featuring CLYNK.
  • Bags are purchased from CLYNK in multiples of 100. Bags are automatically deducted from the account when ordered. Each box of bags, tags and pouches costs $17.50 plus tax, if applicable.
  • Prize money checks will be issued in the name of the school.
  • School clubs and organizations that have already established a CLYNK account may donate their container count to their school. Funds will not be transferred.