Share Your Story to Win $5000

Register for the 2023/2024 school year starting August 30

Submit Story


Elementary Schools

  1. $5,000 Grand Prize
  2. $2,500 Second Prize

High Schools

  1. $5,000 Grand Prize
  2. $2,500 Second Prize

Contest Details

Be part of the hundreds of schools that take part every year. By participating in Return-It School, you get support to raise recycling awareness, help to educate students and we’ll provide free recycling bins for your school. We want to hear the amazing STORY behind your school’s collection program. How was it structured? How did the students get involved? And what did you do with the deposit refunds you collected?

Our Story Contest will open on August 30 for 2023/2024, and we’re encouraging schools like yours to get creative in describing how you’re continuing green initiatives and learning about recycling.

Stories will be judged by a set of criteria including how creative, interesting and impactful they are, and you have until May 31st, 2024 to submit yours! So, while your recycling program is underway this year, be sure to collect all the information and photos that will help bring your Story to life!

The program is 100% free for all BC schools and your school keeps all the deposit refunds, so you can use the program to supplement your school’s fundraising efforts.

Keep your story to 3 pages long (no smaller than 11-point font and approximately 750 words, plus photos in any layout you wish). See example. PDF format only. Please read our Contest Criteria and Guidelines and Contest Rules & Regulations.

Good luck!