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HSU Recycling About to Get More Convenient

Humboldt State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the country to receive support from the Recycling Bin Grant Program, made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The program awarded HSU with 50 recycling bins, which will be used to expand waste reduction efforts at outdoor events such as football games, concerts and club fairs.

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The campus community should expect to see new recycling bins starting this fall semester

“Keeping recycling and compostable organics that are generated at outdoor events out of the trash has always been a challenge for us,” said Morgan King, Sustainability and Waste Coordinator. “The Office of Sustainability conducted surveys on campus recycling behaviors in 2013 and 2014, and the results indicated that convenience and improved signage were key factors to increasing campus recycling rates. Thanks to this grant, we now have 50 blue recycling bins, properly labeled for mixed recycling, that we will deploy across campus for outdoor events.”

Keep America Beautiful chose recipients based on criteria, which includes the extent of their need, recycling experience, and their ability to sustain the program in the future. Special outreach was made to colleges and universities through a partnership with the College and University Recycling Coalition, a membership organization serving campus recycling managers.

The Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program awards recycling bins directly to recipients. Since 2007, the program has placed more than 45,000 recycling bins in over 560 communities across the U.S. A full list of the spring 2015 Recycling Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at bingrant.org.

For information, contact Morgan King, Sustainability & Waste Coordinator at (707) 826-5889 or mpk9@humboldt.edu.