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Why Recycle?

Recyclables are materials that can be remanufactured into new products after serving their original purpose. Everyone gains by recycling and reducing waste. Collecting recyclables reduces waste disposal charges and can provide revenues through the sale of collected materials. Collecting recyclables also ensures an adequate supply of raw materials for recycled products. In addition, recycling is good for the environment. It saves energy and natural resources, reduces air and water pollution, and decreases the volume of garbage going into landfills.


Pavan Muddanna, Recycling Coordinator
123, David E. Armstrong Complex
P.O. Box 6909
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-7207
Fax: 540-831-7783                                       




Fall 2014 Shred-A-Thon Event - 

In support of Service and Sustainability Week 2014, RU Recycling will host its FREE campus-wide shredding event on Thursday, September 11, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., or until the shredder truck is packed. The event is open to all departments, students, faculty & staff (with RU ID) who would like to safely and securely shred their unwanted documents. For more info about the locations and timings please check the Event Map and Flyer


RU Students GIVE before they GO - 

The items donated were 3,280 pounds of textile clothes, 2,414 pounds of rugs, 2,204 pounds of housewares, 1,225 pounds of appliances and electronics, 1,191 pounds furniture and 348 pounds of food. 

For the second consecutive year, RU teamed with Goodwill Industries of the Valleys to provide an opportunity for students to donate their unwanted items instead of tossing those items in the trash.