The APES organization held a waste project to open student’s eyes about how much trash they throw away each day. No one really notices the impact of recycling. These students collected their trash for a week and then separated their collection in the courtyard. Students weighed their total waste trash bag, then separated recyclable, metals and trash. After separating the products the they weighed their total class averages of each product. The benefit of this project was to make students realize the impact of recycling if they really looked at the items thrown away and disposed of them properly.