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K-State Today

June 5, 2018

Recycling 2018 move-out results

By Bill Spiegel

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K-Staters,

We had another great move-out year for recycling. During this time frame, the students recycled more than 1,490 pounds of bedding and clothes. All bedding went to the K-State Veterinary Health Center and the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter in Manhattan. We had a 77 percent increase in recycling from 2017 results and a 1 percent decrease in refuse. Thanks to Housing and Dining Services staff, recycling staff and the students, it was a job well done.

Below are the exact numbers:

Move-out data 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Clothes/bedding 

397

796

936

1,241

1490

Books

117

139

132

1,576

960

Food

576

0

310

637

425

Recycle material

( Roll offs)

1,210

0

9,560

8,389

18,160

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

2,300

935

10,938

11,843

21,045

 

         

Refuse total

59,500

56,860

42,440

42,100

41,680

 

         

Diversion rate

3.72 percent

1.61 percent

20.49 percent

21.95 percent

33.55 percent

 

Thank you,

Bill Spiegel
Recycling Manager