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K-State Today

August 29, 2017



K-State students receive an 'A' in recycling

By Bill Spiegel

Recycle symbol

Congratulations students! During fall 2017 move-in, K-Staters recycled 7.54 tons of recyclable material, which comprised of cardboard, paper products, plastic material No. 1-7 and aluminum cans while only 4.5 tons went to the landfill.

In the four years that the Recycling Center has been exercising this effort, this was by far the best year with a more than 62 percent diversion rate for move-in.

With great coordination with students, housing and dining and recycling staff, we all make a difference.

Below is the history of move-in results.

     
       

Year

Weight of recycling (tons)

Weight of garbage (tons)

Diversion rate (percent)

2014

3.53

7.7

31.4337

2015

6.23

8.48

42.3521

2016

11.3

14.53

43.7476

2017

7.54

4.5

62.62


Now let's continue this outstanding job throughout the year in our numerous blue recycling bins throughout the university. A job well done!

Bill Spiegel
Project Manager