Programs & Services
It's All in the Hall: The Bin Consolidation Project:
One of the best practices to help people recycle smarter is to always pair trash with recycling. This thinking has informed PSU's latest effort in the ongoing process of reducing campus waste. Since pairing recycling and trash bins s ideal, and placing a recycling bin in every classroom is unfeasible, trash cans are now migrating out of classrooms to convenient, centralized stations. In other words: It's all in the hall. Your understanding is appreciated. Please spread the word!
Chuck it for Charity:
Each Spring, students moving out of residence halls dispose of many usable items. Instead of sending them to landfill, students have the opportunity to Chuck It For Charity! We collect gently used household items, clothes & blankets and non-perishable food items to donate to charity.
Look for collection bins in the lobbies of the following buildings:
- Ondine Residence Hall
- Broadway Hhousing Building
- Montgomery Rresidence Hall
- Blumel Hall
In June 2011, 7020 lbs of clothes, shoes, blankets and general housewares were donated to Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers!
The following items are collected:
- Clothing: Gently worn items of any size. Warm coats especially needed
- Furniture: Dressers, kitchen tables and chairs, coffee tables, end tables, bookshelves.
- Kitchenware: Pots, pans, mixing bowls, dishes and dish racks, glassware, silverware, toasters, coffee makers, blenders, mixers and microwave ovens in good working order.
- Small Appliances: Lamps, clocks, radios, televisions, irons, vacuum cleaners, phones, fans and space heaters.
- Basic Household Items: Sheets, blankets, towels, area rugs, ironing boards, mirrors, mops, brooms, laundry baskets.
- Non-perishable Food Items: Unopenned cans and boxes of food not past expiration date
Recyclemania is a competition used as a benchmarking tool for colleges and universities. It's a chance for the schools to promote their waste reduction and recycling programs, as well as to track their recycling, trash data. Over 10 weeks, the data in several categories is gathered and compared. Schools are ranked according to who collects:
- The largest amount of recyclables per capita,
- The largest amount of total recyclables,
- The least amount of trash per capita, and
- The highest recycling rate.
Submit a work order request and we will help you get started with the following:
If someone or several people in your department are moving or cleaning out offices, Facilities can provide you with recycling receptacles before you get started and can receive donations for the ReUse Room. Call 5-4300 or submit a work order and let us know what you need.
SAVE $ on your Move with Stores Moving Box Buy Back Program:
Buying boxes from Stores for your campus move? Bring the boxes back to Stores for a FULL refund when done. These boxes are sturdy and, if cared for, can withstand a few office moves before being recycled. Take advantage of this resource and return your moving boxes to Stores so that someone else can make use of them and you get your money back. Its a great deal! Call Mike Flock (5-5498) for details.