Tyler Hall claims Recycleathon 2014 victory


Congratulations, residents of Tyler Hall. You are the winners of Recycleathon 2014.

Students living in Tyler Hall rallied Nov. 13 to gather 67 pounds of recyclable material out of an overall 722-and-a-half pounds competition total to take the top prize in the second annual Recycleathon competition among Radford University residence halls.

Washington Hall placed second and Madison Hall finished third. The winner was determined by the most recycled material collected per-capita. Tyler Hall had 0.44 pounds per person in the 152-person residence hall.

Before the event, students in each residence hall were encouraged to collect recyclable material and place it in each halls’ recycling rooms. Accepted materials included mixed paper, mixed containers and cardboard.

The one-day showdown began at 8 a.m. and wrapped up at 2 p.m. A final weigh-in that evening determined the winner. This year’s total weight increased 30 percent from last year’s event, said RU Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna.

As a reward for their energetic and robust commitment to recycling, Tyler Hall residents will receive a free pizza party and a trophy.

Muddanna said he is "pleased with the students’ effort in the recycling event," and noted there is more scope and work needed to make RU a leader in waste reduction.

"There is still room for improvement in all the residential halls, including reducing overall wastes, reducing contamination in recycling bins and always recycling more," Muddanna explained. "If residents have any doubts about what can be recycled, they can always review the guidelines from the RU Recycling website or contact the Recycling Department for more information."

RU Recycling can be reached at 540-831-7207.

Muddanna said recycling bins have been distributed across campus to individual residence hall rooms and recycling signs have been installed at collection points, clearly showing where the mixed paper, cans and bottles and cardboard can be placed.

"We hope all the residential halls continue to share the spirit of competition and have even better results in our future events," Muddanna said.

Recycleathon was sponsored by RU Sustainability, RU Recycling and Housing and Residential Life.

Nov 19, 2014