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Help boost CSU in RecycleMania - 'Clean Your Office Day' through the month of March

March 2, 2009

Help boost Colorado State University in the RecycleMania rankings and spring clean at the same time. The next few weeks is an opportune time to clean out as much clutter as possible from your office - most of which is recyclable.

CSU is currently in the midst of RecycleMania, a friendly 10 week recycling competition between more than 500 universities and colleges across the nation.

Now only in 9th place

With four weeks to go, Colorado State is in 9th place in the Grand Champion category, out of the hundreds of universities participating in the competition. The competition runs through the end of March.

The goal is to collect the largest amount of recyclables, achieve the highest rate of recycling, and minimize total waste.

Remove clutter, recyclables

The next few weeks is an opportune time to clean out as much clutter as possible from your office - most of which is recyclable. Paper, packaging, cartridges, cardboard, file folders, mail, memos from 1992 . . . use your unwanted clutter to boost the university’s RecycleMania ranking.

Each office employee generates about one-half pound of paper waste each day. Recycling this waste will save about a pound of greenhouse gas emissions and the equivalent weight in trees, and may push CSU from the Runner-Up slot in 2008 to Grand Champion in 2009.

Request additional recycle bins

Each department can request additional recycle bins for a ‘Clean Your Office Day’ during the month of March. Call Integrated Solid Waste Management at (970) 491-0113 to assist you in organizing a “Clean Your Office Day’ or for more information about recyclable materials.


Contact: Jennifer Dimas
E-mail: jennifer.dimas@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-1543