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New recycling effort begins at APSU

Blue containers appeared in buildings all across campus last week as the Austin Peay State University Student Recycling Team officially began collecting discarded paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard.

Three student workers were recently hired for the new program that seeks to cut down on waste and promote recycling in all departments. Joe Mills, director of Housing and Residence Life at APSU, is expanding the program from one he instituted several years ago in the campus residence halls.
Blue containers appeared in buildings all across campus last week as the Austin Peay State University Student Recycling Team officially began collecting discarded paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard.

Three student workers were recently hired for the new program that seeks to cut down on waste and promote recycling in all departments. Joe Mills, director of Housing and Residence Life at APSU, is expanding the program from one he instituted several years ago in the campus residence halls.

Four blue containers, each labeled for paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard, were placed in designated areas of every building. The three student workers will regularly collect these containers and empty them into bins set up behind the Shasteen building. These bins will be emptied for recycling by Bi-County Solid Waste.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to put their recyclables in the proper containers. The money from the Sustainable Campus Fee Committee is funding this new effort, and the APSU Greener Campus Committee supports it.

A tentative listing of recycling sites by building is listed below:
• Browning — on the steps, between the first and second floors
• Bookstore/Harvill Building — back of bookstore/loading dock area
• Claxton — first floor
• Clement — outside of room 140
• Dunn Center — northwest hallway, second floor
• Ellington - basement
• Foy Fitness and Recreation Center — back hallway
• Harned — room 224
• Housing — all lobbies
• Kimbrough — second floor lobby
• Library — back loading dock area
• Marks — white paper container in room 124, and all other containers will be placed in room 125
• McCord — lobby
• McReynolds — second floor, back stairwell
• Memorial Health — back hallway, outside room 111
• Music/Mass Communication — room 173
• Morgan University Center — first floor and outside food court
• Sundquist Science Complex — second floor, B wing
• Shasteen — front lobby
• Trahern — room 208

For more information on the recycling program, contact Mills at 221-6198 or millsj@apsu.edu. -- Charles Booth