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At UC, Move-In Means Recycling by the Ton

Last year, “Operation Move-In” recycling led to the recycling of more than eight tons of cardboard. This year, campus volunteers hope to equal or even beat that number.

Date: 8/30/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824

UC ingot   University of Cincinnati students and their families who are moving into the residence halls will also help the environment. That’s thanks to efforts of UC volunteers who will focus on recycling all the boxes brought onto campus during the coming move-in days.

Last year, UC’s Office of Sustainability and the President’s Advisory Council on Environment & Sustainability (PACES) led the effort that collected more than eight tons of cardboard thanks to efforts by UC sustainability advocates and other volunteers. That was up from the previous fall of 2009 when three tons of materials were recycled.

According to Claire Sweigart, UC sustainability coordinator, university volunteers will be breaking down and recycling the move-in boxes at the following halls:

9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in
  • Campus Recreation Center Housing
  • Daniels Hall
  • Siddall Hall
  • Stratford Heights

9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in
  • Calhoun Hall
  • Dabney Hll
  • Turner Hall
  • Schneider Hall

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in
  • All of the above UC halls.