Office Recycling On Uptown Campus

October 1, 1997

Inside Tulane staff

According to the recycling office, paper makes up approximately 30 percent of the campus's waste stream. Almost all paper that comes through a Tulane administrative office is recyclable. All departments should have a large recycling bin in their vicinity.

Individuals may keep a personal bin for recyclable paper at their desks. Jani-King personnel will empty the personal bins into the large containers. Blue personal bins sporting a recycling icon are available at the book store for $7.99. Individuals may use other containers for personal recycling, but they must be clearly marked as recycling receptacles.

Recyclable paper includes:
-white paper
-computer paper
-colored paper
-glass paper
-paperboard boxes (cereal boxes, etc.)
-junk mail (no plastic windows)
-staples are OK

Employees can recycle all of these papers in one bin, although the recycling office and the Green Club encourage offices to separate large amounts of white office paper and computer paper because they have a higher value on the recycling market than mixed paper. Recycling personnel empty the large bins weekly.

For special pick-ups--which includes corrugated cardboard, green, brown and clear glass bottles and aluminum cans--call the recycling office at ext. 2469 (off-campus, call 865-5441). These pick-ups are scheduled for Monday and Friday.

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