February 13, 2011
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Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

Residence Halls Compete for Green

 

VALDOSTA -- In an effort to promote green living on campus, Valdosta State University residence halls will compete to collect the most recycled goods during the Spring 2011 Recycling Contest from February 25 -- March 12.

Recycling containers will be placed in residence hall lobbies for students to recycle glass, plastic, and aluminum (not paper or cardboard). At the end of the competition, the number of bags of recyclables will be counted for each residence hall and then divided by the number of students living in each hall. Recycling containers that contain trash or food will be disqualified from the competition. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will provide the winning hall with a pizza and chicken wing party.

“The most important part of the recycling process is to avoid contaminating recyclables with food waste," said Jim Muzzey, assistant director for Campus Services. "When food or garbage is thrown into the recycling containers, all of the recycled materials have to be discarded. So recycle early and recycle often to help your residence hall win in 2011."

For more information about the competition, call Meredith Lancaster, environmental safety coordinator, at 229-333-2192, or e-mail her at mlancaster@valdosta.edu.

Watch Video http://www.valdosta.edu/news/video/2011/recycle-contest_021510/