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Emory participates in national effort to increase recycling

Emory Report | Nov. 12, 2015

Deep discount deals and spontaneous dining coupons are two of the perks of Emory Recycles throughout the month of November.

Centered around America Recycles Day, which is officially on Sunday, Nov. 15, Emory Recycles has a variety of activities planned to enhance and increase recycling on campus.

One more day, Friday, Nov. 13, is left to get confidential documents shredded. The service is offered between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Emory Recycling Center on Peavine Creek Drive at Kaminsky Park.

During America Recycles Week, which runs Nov. 15-21, anyone on campus can “Get Caught Green-Handed.” Students, faculty or staff seen in the act of recycling or composting could be handed a $5 coupon from Emory Dining for Cox Hall.

The popular Surplus Properties sale is on throughout the month with a $5 sale at the Briarcliff property surplus properties shop, 1256 Briarcliff Road. All furniture pieces are $5 each. Pick up these good buys at Parking lot J.

Some high-dollar items may be more but will be marked, says Deena Keeler, assistant director of auxiliary services. No computers are available for sale at this time.

Clairmont Campus is implementing a pilot composting program. Bags for waste to be composted, which includes all food, paper towels, napkins and organic waste, have been placed in the URC parking deck. These bags are in green composting carts added to the current recycling stations in the parking deck.

Emory Dining is on a quest for zero landfill waste and has added composting and recycling bins to their dining facilities in Cox Hall and the Dobbs University Center and to their campus retail locations.

Spreading across campus, inside and outside of buildings, are bags that specifically note usage by color: Green is for composting; blue for recycling and now clear for landfill waste.

Previously, black bags had been used for landfill waste but Keeler said since their color obscured their content, they are being replaced with clear bags to show if any recyclables ended up in them and could be removed.

Keeler says contact the building’s custodial services team for correct bags if needed.

For more information, contact Claire Wall, 404-712-8921 or Deena Keeler, 404-727-9275.