Western Recycling Progress Chart

Western Colorado University diverts anywhere from 9,000 to 19,000 lbs. of recyclable material from the landfill on a monthly basis. We recycled approximately 139,450 lbs. (59 tons) of material in 2012.

In greenhouse gas (GHG) terms, this means we reduced our GHG emissions by 192 tons of CO 2 equivalent. This is similar to the annual electricity consumption of 30 homes or the annual GHG emissions from 40 passenger vehicles! We encourage you to get involved in our campus sustainability efforts and help make a difference in the Gunnison Valley.