Wittenberg Director of Physical Plant, Safety and Environment John Paulsen has high hopes because the initiative is backed by significant student, faculty and staff support.
"I'm happy to have this recycling program up and running, and I'm anxious to see how it moves ahead," Paulsen said. "This is a very positive development that we hope will be embraced by members of the university community for years to come."
So far, there are no specific goals for the recycling effort. Paulsen said progress will be assessed "by measuring how much participation the program gets."
"The feedback from students is that they are excited the program has been implemented, so hopefully they will participate," Paulsen said. "A college campus generates a lot of recyclable materials."
Items such as books, broken glass and mirrors are among the items that are not to be placed in the bins.
The custodial staff will be responsible for collecting recyclables inside of buildings and placing them at various pick-up locations. The recyclable items will then be transported to a recycling station in Fairborn.
Megan Hentges, class of 2010 from Perrysburg, Ohio, president of Wittenberg's Conservation Club, said that students "need to understand what can and cannot be recycled and not put trash in the recycling [bins]." Overall, however, she said "the campus is excited and supportive."
If there are any questions about the recycling program contact John Paulsen by e-mail.
Written By: Sydney Bates '08
Photo By: Robert Gantt
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