Campus effort during Move Out 2013 helps significantly reduce waste

Jul 17, 2013

When students moved out of residence halls at the end of the academic year, North Central College's campus community helped significantly reduce the amount of waste that otherwise would have been destined for a landfill.

Move Out 2013 outcomes of materials recycled or reused included:

·    More than 1,898 pounds of electronics were recycled, ranging from televisions to a lamp.  
·    Students set aside 1,544.65 square feet of carpet to be recycled.
·    292 lbs of food donations were collected for Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry.
·    Many furniture items were collected and donated including 3 couches, 1 futon, 2 chairs, and 1 coffee table.
·    The Kaufman Dish Return collected 20 plates, 20 cups, and 30 utensils that were “borrowed” from the dining hall.

"The cooperation by students, faculty and staff is greatly appreciated," sustainability coordinator Brittany Graham said. "The College will continue to look to reduce our waste in environmentally safe ways and educate our campus on ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and relocate."