Did you get a new recycling bin?

Recycling bin

The Radford University Recycling Office has distributed 1,160 new recycling bins to offices around campus.

The plastic blue bins, adorned with the recycling logo, replace the previously used cardboard boxes and can be used for any type of paper, including mixed office paper, envelopes, newspapers and inserts, junk mail, magazines, pressboard (cereal or shoe boxes), phonebooks and directories, soft-back books and notebooks.

If a bin was not distributed to your office, you may submit a request online.

"This has been a great time to get all the recycling bins distributed as we near Recylemania 2015, which starts on January 19," said Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna. "This will help the campus community participate better in the competition."

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in North America. It is a benchmarking tool for those recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

Over the 10-week competition period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to which school collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita or have the highest recycling rate.

With each week's reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.

Muddanna said he was "extremely happy" with participation in the Recyclemania 2014 competition, and said he is "looking forward to achieving a Radford University goal of 100,000 pounds of recyclables."

Recyclable materials for the competition include mixed paper, mixed containers and cardboard.

To learn more, visit www.radford.edu/recycling or contact Muddanna at 831-7207 and pmuddanna@radford.edu.

Dec 16, 2014