The University is starting enhanced recycling in all academic buildings, University Commons, Gengras Student Union (GSU), Konover, Lincoln Theater, the Sports Center, Bates House, and the Financial and Administrative Services Building (FASB).
How does our Enhanced Recycling Program work?
The program uses two bins, with one bin reserved for recycling office paper and another for bottles and cans. In most instances the bins can be found on each floor of each building. Signs showing the new University recycling logo indicate the type of material that should be deposited in each bin.
Office Paper: Includes white paper and colored paper. Newspaper and cardboard should not be disposed of in these bins.
Bottles and Cans: Empty aluminum cans and empty glass and plastic bottles are put into these bins.
What about Cardboard and Newspaper?
Cardboard and Newspaper: For large quantities of these materials, contact your building recycling representative who will arrange for pick up with Facilities. For small quantities simply place them near (not in) your office trash can for proper disposal.
What about Toner Cartridges?
Toner Cartridges: Name brand cartridges that do not come with return shipping information are being recycled by the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. Contact or send the cartridges to the fraternity’s advisor, Associate Professor Jim McDonald, in the A&S Physics Department. You can reach him at 860.768.4518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are we using a two-bin system?
By separating the paper and liquid containers it is easier to keep the recycling areas clean. In addition, it simplifies the recycling process after it leaves the campus.
What if I have a question about the program?
Each building has a recycling representative who will either answer your question or, if needed, forward it onto someone who will be back to you with an answer.
What about the residential halls?
The President’s Sustainability Commission is working on a plan to bring enhanced recycling to the residence halls later in the spring semester. Watch this website for updates.
Our recycling program is an ongoing process. The recycling representatives will work with facilities to modify our procedures based on our experience as we move forward. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know. Our program’s success is a community effort. Thank you, in advance, for your participation.