A new, five year agreement with Rumpke Waste and Recycling will support the University of Dayton’s sustainability education efforts and recover more than 1.6 million pounds of recycling annually.
In addition to weekly trash and recycling collection, Rumpke will:
- Support the University’s sustainability curriculum with hands-on educational experiences and campus sustainability programming such as facility tours, guest lectures and special projects.
- Assist with the University’s sustainability education efforts in local schools.
- Assist with the University’s participation in the nationwide Recyclemania competition to encourage a campus-wide recycling culture.
- Sponsor messages at University of Dayton athletics events to help promote recycling and sustainability initiatives beyond campus.
Earlier this year, the University earned a silver rating in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System for its sustainability achievements.
The University also made The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability in the University’s academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News