RecyleMania Hits Western

Feb. 14, 2012 -- Western State College of Colorado is participating in the 2012 RecycleMania Tournament.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among more than 600 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to reduce waste, increase recycling and raise awareness of conservation issues across campus.

Western has entered to compete in the Per Capita Classic. The goal is to see the largest combined amount of paper, cardboard and bottles and cans recycled per person through March 31. Western collects white paper, office pack, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, plastics 1 and 2, aluminum, green and clear glass and tin.

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Recycling and waste reduction at Western goes beyond the campus recycling bins. The WSC Facilities office offers free electronics recycling for faculty, staff and students through Metech Recycling, which does not practice landfill dumping or third-world exporting. The student-run FreeCycle center in Ute Hall also collects gently-used items, which are made available to students free-of-charge. In addition, the Rare Air Cafe has an earth tub to compost food scraps.

Learn more about recycling at or contact Scott Travis at (970) 943-3087.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:00am