Recycling Program Places Third in RecycleMania

The recyclables have been gathered and weighed and Truman earned third in the overall “Per Capita Classic” portion of the recent RecycleMania contest.

From January 27 to April 5, 400 colleges and universities nationwide competed to reduce, reuse and recycle in the RecycleMania 2008 contest. More than 58 million pounds of recyclables and organics were recovered from the participating schools.

Schools were divided into two divisions, those participating across their entire campus (Whole Campus Division) and those competing with only a subsection (Partial Campus Division). Within each division, schools chose to participate in any of eight categories. Truman participated in the “Per Capita Classic” category for the whole campus, which measures the largest amount of recyclables per person.

Truman’s Recycling Center accepts paper, plastic, aluminum cans, all glass, corrugated cardboard, printer cartridges, books and brown paper bags. Drop-off bins are conveniently located in various places in each building on campus. They are placed in major traffic zones and are available at all hours buildings are open.

The Truman State University Recycling Center provides services for the surrounding communities. People can drop off their recyclables at Truman’s Recycling Center located in Building No. 4 Dulaney Complex at the south end of the Truman campus across from the rappelling tower. The Center accepts items Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

More information about the RecycleMania results is available at
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