Changes to the Truman Recycling Program
The following changes will take place related to the Truman recycling program as of May 1, 2011:
Cardboard and Paper: Indoor containers are provided for paper, while cardboard boxes can be broken down and put in existing outside bins. The Sheltered Workshop, a local non-profit organization, picks up cardboard and paper on campus.
Aluminum: Cans can be put in the appropriate recycling containers located around campus. The University is paid for the cans by a local recycler, Perfect Metals.
Toner Cartridges: Please send used cartridges in a plastic bag to Campus Mail Services who will take care of the packing and shipping of used toner cartridges.
University Electronics: Electronics which are not sold at surplus auctions will continue to be disposed of properly. This is not for use of any home electronics.
Drop-off Service: The University is no longer operating a public drop-off service at the Delaney-Baldwin building, but community members still have the opportunity to recycle by taking all cardboard and paper items to the bins outside the Sheltered Workshop, at 1001 Osteopathy Street, and High Hope Recycling, at 906 E. Shepherd Avenue. Perfect Metals, at 3602 N. Industrial Road, and other metal recyclers in Kirksville, will pay for aluminum cans if they are brought to the facilities. The University is no longer collecting glass.
THINGS YOU CAN DO
Be conscious of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle and be thoughtful in your buying choices to promote these principles.
Drink coffee in a mug instead of using disposable containers.
Buy recycled products.
Bicycle, walk or carpool.
Use both sides of the paper.
Use e-mail instead of paper.
Recycle your aluminum cans. A used aluminum can may be recycled and back on a grocery shelf in just two months.
Turn off your lights and computer when not in use.