Campus Race to Zero Waste
Purchase College is participating in Campus Race to Zero Waste for the 2023 season.
Final results: We placed #7 out of over 100 participating schools in the “Per Capita” recycling category. Thank you to everyone who helped get us there!
Campus Race to Zero Waste is a friendly competition where colleges and universities around the country compete to reduce their waste production over an 8 week period. The competition starts January 29th and ends March 25th.
Our waste and diversion rates are tracked and recorded each week.
What can be recycled?
Metals: rinsed and dry aluminum cans or jars, bronze, tin, copper, and steel
Mixed paper: any white and mixed office paper including magazines, printer paper, notebook paper, and construction paper
Cardboard: make sure it’s clean and not contaminated with food or grease; break down the cardboard so it’s flat
Plastics: #1-7, ensure the plastics are rinsed and clean before you place them in the bin
Glass: all colored and clear glass, ensure the glass is rinsed and clean before you place them in the bin
Electronics: batteries and other e-waste; these materials can’t go in the usual bins: fill out a work order for e-waste recycling pick up or go to the basement of the library where the e-waste wooden bin is located
Come back to this page at the end of each week to see how we’re doing!
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