Apr 20, 2010 1:44 PM

New recycling program opens at Pueblo Community College

Pueblo Community College welcomes Earth Day with a new recycling effort with new bins at the Orman Campus.

These new bins will allow all PCC employees and students to recycle the following products in one bin:

• Aluminum food and beverage containers
• Glass food and beverage containers (brown, clear or green)
• Steel food cans
• Nos. 1 through 7 plastic containers

Signs will be placed soon on each bin detailing what products can and cannot be placed inside.

The co-mingler or "single stream" bins are the latest expansion in a major PCC recycling program that began in 2006 to foster a "go green" culture among employees and students. That was when the college installed separate paper, cardboard, and plastic recycling bins at several outdoor campus locations. In addition, it also placed paper, tin and aluminum, and glass and plastic recycling "pods" inside every building on campus.

PCC contracts with the Waste Management company to provide this recycling service. Because of the cost involved, the recycling program is not available to the public.



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