Can It. New Recycling Bins On Campus
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
February 21, 2007
A student-driven initiative has led to the placement of 14 new outdoor
recycling containers around campus.
The blue barrels provide for the disposal of cans, glass and plastic bottles.
Six more containers will be added this summer on Main Street. The recycling
bins have been placed next to regular trash cans, making recycling apparent
The project was undertaken jointly by Grounds and Roads, and Facilities.
This is the first outdoor recycling effort and was launched as part of
a general campus plan to raise awareness regarding issues of sustainability.
“The project will be successful only if people look--and think--before
they toss,” says Steve Pesci, project director for special projects
at Campus Planning. “Like all recycling initiatives, success will
come from community education and changing norms.”
Pesci’s office and the folks at Grounds and Roads will be evaluating
the effectiveness and placement locations of the new containers throughout
In 2006, UNH recycled more than 130 tons of commingled waste, according
to the 2006 Annual Report for the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
“We're always open to community suggestions regarding increasing
recycling effectiveness. Comments can be sent to me at Campus Planning,” Pesci
UNH recycles aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles (#1 and #2), tin,
steel and metal scraps as well as any paper that can be torn including
newspapers, junk mail, books, catalogs, phone books, cereal boxes, envelopes
and paper bags. Corrugated cardboard is also collected.
For more information on the kinds of waste should be recycled call 2-3100
or visit http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/faq.html#recycling.