Recycling Receptacles for RecWell

Recipient:

University Recreation & Wellness

Amount:

$7,800

The Eppley Recreation Center alone services on average 4,500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni every day. Additionally, both Eppley and Ritchie Coliseum are estimated to touch the lives of 70% of the student body. Additionally, outdoor spaces have 600-1,200 scheduled participants daily, not including the informal participants who also use those locations. Each person will produce waste while using the areas. University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) plans to repurpose trash receptacles in an effort to sustainably reduce the amount of waste being produced. Current RecWell recycling bins are outdated and do not reflect the campus’ commitment to single-stream recycling. By replacing the outdated containers with the re-purposed trash receptacles they will reinforce the University’s commitment to single-stream recycling.