DANVILLE, KY—Centre is hard at work to exceed the campus recycling goal of 55 tons set for August 2007 through August 2008, a five-ton increase from last year's goal.
In August 2006, Centre set an annual recycling goal of 50 tons. That goal was exceeded this August by more than two tons, thanks to students, faculty, staff and Centre's recycling coordinator, Cheryl Coulter.
Last week, Coulter helped increase community awareness of Centre's recycling program with a booth set up in Cowan Dining Commons on America Recycles Day. Students and faculty and staff members had the opportunity to explore exhibits about the importance of recycling and to sign up for prizes.
Since August, the total amount of recycling collected on campus is 15.3 tons, and there are still nine months remaining to meet the goal of 55 tons.
Centre collects plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, fiberboard, magazines, newspaper, mixed paper and clean trash and grocery bags. Recycling containers are set up in every building on campus.
For more information on Centre's recycling program, contact Cheryl Coulter at 238-5923 or email@example.com.
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Recycling effort progresses toward new goal of 55 tons
RELEASED: November 21, 2007