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K-State Recycling

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The Recycling Program (PDF) started in 1989 and is coordinated through the Division of Facilities. Grants from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Alcoa, Pepsi, Coca Cola, and City/University funds made it possible to purchase recycling equipment, such as trailers, a side-load collection truck, collection bins, carts, and balers to process the material.

In 1998, the K-State Recycling Committee was formed, comprised of faculty, staff, student and Division of Facilities representatives. The committee's goal is to help expand recycling efforts across the campus and by doing so, create a more environmentally friendly campus, minimize the waste stream and decrease waste management costs.

In 2008, the former Wind Erosion Research building was damaged by a tornado and in 2012 became the new K-State Recycling Center.

 

Recycling Center releases 2016 student move-out data

By William Spiegel

The K-State Recycling Center, working with Housing and Dining Services, had its best year with student move-out recycling. With great coordination throughout housing and many hours planning and implementing, it shows K-Staters are making a difference.

Below are the results from 2014-2016. Thanks to all, we are making a difference!

 Move-out data 

2014

2015

2016

Clothes/bedding 

397

796

936

Books

117

139

132

Food

576

0

310

Recycle material

1,210

0

9,560

 

 

 

 

Total

2,300

935

10,938

 

 

 

 

Refuse total

59,500

56,860

42,440

 

 

 

 

Diversion rate

3.72 percent

1.61 percent

18.38 percent

Recycling Highlights

National Recycling Day

K-State celebrated America Recycles Day on November 15th

 

RecycleMania is an annual, friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. 

Recycling logo

Check out our RecyleMania results for 2016

 Do you recycle? iRecycle!

This cool app from Earth911.com shows tons of materials that can be recycled. Enter your zip code and it tells you where to recycle. This app is good for Android and iOS.