The Macks Creek Elementary Recycling Program kicked off today. It runs to October 11th, and gives students the chance to recycle while competing for s big prize. Students will be recycling newspapers, aluminum cans, copper, magazines, aluminum, batteries, phone books and brass. The class that collects the most weight wins a trip to the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield. Last year, the school collected over 10,000 pounds of recyclables, and 3rd graders won the grand prize, with 3,000 pounds.