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K-State Today

August 28, 2018

K-State students receive 'A' in recycling

Submitted by Bill Spiegel

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Congratulations students! During fall 2018 move-in, K-Staters recycled 13.83 tons of recyclable material, which comprised of cardboard, paper products, plastic material No. 1-7 and aluminum cans, while only 5.85 tons went to the landfill. 

In the five years that the Recycling Center has been exercising this effort, this was by far the best year with a more than 70.27 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. 

Kansas State University    
Move in recycling/refuse data    
Date Weight of recycling (tons) Weight of refuse (tons) Diversion rate
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
2018  13.83 5.85 70.27