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Waste Reduction and Recycling Office pilot program to remove trash cans from classrooms

In an effort to increase recycling rates and improve collection efficiency across campus, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, in collaboration with Building Services, has developed a pilot program to remove trash cans from the classrooms. Adequate recycling and trash collection containers will be placed throughout the hallways in each building for convenience. It will be the responsibility of the classroom occupant to take their recycling and trash and place it in the proper container in the hallway when they leave.

The first three buildings to be identified as part of this pilot program are the new College of Education, Edwin Duncan Hall, and the CAP Science Building. Signage will be displayed as a reminder in these areas.

There are several benefits to this program. It will increase campus recycling rates and will improve waste collection and recycling efficiency. It has been shown that this type of program will actually reduce litter left behind in classrooms.

In addition, expenses associated with the costs of trash bags will be reduced. This initiative gives campus community members more responsibility for the waste they produce.

The message of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office to the campus community is “Remember the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

For more information, contact Jennifer Maxwell, resource conservation manager, at 262-3190 ext.108 or maxwelljb@appstate.edu. For more information about the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, visit www.recycle.appstate.edu.

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