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Res. Hall Donation Drive Helps the Planet & People

Each year, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property, in conjunction with University Housing and Dining (UHDS), coordinate an effort to reduce waste during residence hall move-out by educating residents and giving them the tools to recycle and donate as much as possible.  This not only diverts material from our landfill, but gives new life to used […]

Campus Recycling Offers New Options for Composting in Departments

Composting is a process in which organic materials such as food scraps and fibers are broken down into a natural soil amendment. This not only provides a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers, but also keeps valuable material out of our landfills. The EPA estimates that 26% of the material in U.S. landfills is yard trimmings […]

McNary Hall Wins Residence Hall Recycling Competition

McNary Hall has been declared the RecycleMania Residence Hall Winner, which they earned by having the smallest percentage of recyclables in their dumpster. The hall won a game night for their hall held on April 7, plus a trophy made out of reused materials. Congrats to them! Campus Recycling staff and volunteers audited the contents […]

OSU takes top spot in Oregon for recycling

The RecycleMania 2011 results have been officially released and OSU has once again taken the number one spot in Oregon and held onto the RecycleMania Civil War title! OSU beat UO by recycling and composting 5.5 more lbs per person, holding onto the RecycleMania Civil War trophy, made by UO last year out of reused […]

Earth Week Continues through Saturday

Earth Week is halfway done but 14 events still remain, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about sustainability at OSU and get involved! On Saturday, Campus Recycling had the opportunity to interact with the off campus community at the annual EarthFaire, organized by the Corvallis Environmental Center, distributing Earth Week info and inviting citizens […]

Earth Week 2011 Presents a Diverse Lineup

Pull out your calendar, because it’s time to start writing in what events you’ll be attending this year for Earth Week! With a lineup of 32 events, you are sure to find plenty that tickle your fancy and fit your schedule. Especially try not to miss one of the biggest sustainability events of the year […]

Sneak peek into Earth Week 2011

Over 40 years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every […]

Earth Week 2011 registration now open

Is your department or local organization involved in sustainability? Are you interested in recruiting participants? Sharing information? Showcasing your eco-accomplishments? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a good fit for OSU’s annual Earth Week celebration! Please consider signing up for a free booth at the annual OSU Earth Week […]

RecycleMania: A Recap, Plus What is Yet to Come!

We are halfway through RecycleMania and so far OSU has recycled and composted 247,269 lbs – up more than 50,000 lbs over this time last year! We’ve held many events over the term and have many yet to come. Two weeks ago we displayed our sea creature made by OSU students, out of recycled materials. […]

Now hiring for recycling outreach student position!

Campus Recycling is hiring for one student to assist with educating the OSU community about recycling, starting in early March 2011. This is a new student position aimed at helping us expand our outreach efforts. The hiree will assist with Earth Week and residence hall move-out week in spring 2011 and may stay on through […]