Collect, recycle and win

RU recycles

Radford University's second annual "Recycleathon: I Want to be Recycled" is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Recycleathon is a one-day recycling competition in which residence hall students compete in a weigh-in challenge to determine which building’s residents have collected the most recyclables. Resident assistants will offer guidance throughout the event.

Recycleathon is sponsored by RU Recycling and Housing and Residential Life.

Recyclable material must be collected and placed in the designated recycling areas of each building. Final collection time will be 2 p.m. Accepted materials include mixed paper, mixed containers and cardboard. Food waste will not be accepted.

The contest winner will be determined by total weight of recycled materials divided by the number of students residing in a residential building. "This will help even the playing field because of the different sizes of the residence halls," said RU Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna.

RU Recycling will dispatch vehicles to gather all materials collected from residential areas, weigh them and determine the winning building. Results will be announced on the RU Sustainability Facebook page and America Recycles Day website.

The winner will be presented with a rolling trophy which can be placed in a prominent location in the hall. In addition, residents of the winning building will qualify for a pizza party, Muddanna said.

Bolling Hall won the inaugural event in 2013. Its residents gathered 214 pounds of recyclable materials out of 728 pounds across campus.

To learn more, contact RU Recycling at 540-831-7207.

Oct 29, 2014