Issue #4– December 31, 2006
Recycling at RIT
by: Keith NeijstromThe recycling program at RIT currently recycles over 700 tons a year diverting about 27.5% of our waste stream from landfill. As a community, RIT’s goal is to recycle 35% of our trash. To reach this goal, the Recycling Department is continuously working to make recycling easy and accessible for everyone.
Recycling in your campus home can be simple with a little planning. Each complex has recycling areas where you can separate out paper, plastics, glass and other materials. Recycle your shopping bags by using them to separate your trash: one bag for papers and one bag for containers. Tip – be sure to rinse out your containers. It will prevent odors and pests from taking up residency and will help facilitate the recycling process. It will make it just a little easier to take your recyclables to the designated recycling areas.
A map of your complex with recycling areas has been posted at http://clipboard.rit.edu/takeSurvey.cfm?id=3o53yw. Simply click on your complex and print off a copy which also details what can be recycled. Even your pizza boxes can be recycled – just be sure to scrape them out well.
For more information on recycling at RIT, check out http://facilities.rit.edu/recycling or click the links below for guides on recycling for your particular apartment complex.
- Colony Recycling Guide
- Perkins Recycling Guide
- Riverknoll and Greek Houses Recycling Guide
- University Commons Recycling Guide
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