Monday, February 16, 2009

RecycleMania Update and More

RecycleMania carries on in its fifth week and from what we can see so far, the UIC community is doing a great job! We have collected great volumes of bottles and cans from our temporary bins, and we continue to work on making those collection locations permanent.

A common email to our office goes something like this:

"Does the recycling program at UIC really work? I see the building maintenance personnel put everything in the same cart".

The answer consists of two parts, (1) the building service workers typically work with only one cart, and (2) they only have time to walk a floor once every shift. For instances like this, the procedure is to collect everything into the same cart and separate the bags at the end station, which is usually the building loading dock. So don't believe everything you see!

Keep on recycling!

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