North Central College - Naperville, IL

Recycling, collection results from Move Out 2012

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The North Central College campus did a great job during Move Out in June 2012 in helping reduce waste, electronics, used carpet and more from going to a landfill.

Below are the results of how much was recycled or reused:
•    More than 2,350 pounds of electronics were recycled. This included everything from 26 televisions to a rock band set.
•    Students set aside more than 4,000 square feet of carpet to be recycled.
•    Six large boxes were packed with food donations for Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry.
•    Many items were collected for the Habitat for Humanity Restore, including a kitchen table, humidifier, bookshelf, microwave and more.
•    Household hazardous waste was collected, from spray paint and nail polish to old medications.
•    Dish return at Kaufman collected 39 dishes and utensils that were “borrowed” from the dining hall.

The College’s campus-wide recycling efforts were such a success during Move Out 2012 that the number of dumpsters used was cut in half.

Brittany Graham, sustainability coordinator, who provided these statistics, says, “Thank you for your cooperation and help. Let’s continue to reduce our waste in environmentally safe ways and educate our campus on ways to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Relocate.”