Hello fellow recyclers!


Today is the first day of the RecycleMania 2013 tournament!


This is the 5th year of the tournament at SUNY New Paltz and there is an exciting changes this year. The difference between last year’s competition and this year’s RecycleMania is the residence halls now have single stream recycling! This means that all recycling goes into one bin (no sorting!). The new bins are green with a yellow top. Some residence halls still have the blue bins but they are also single stream bins now. An important thing to remember with this new kind of recycling is that there is still no trash allowed in the bins!

FACT: If a recycling bin has more than 10% contamination (trash, food, etc. ) then the contents of the bin need to be thrown out.


What to put in the single stream recycling bins:

  • Cans, ¬†glass, bottles (without the caps)
  • Plastics with #s 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7
  • Paper products (including paperboard like cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)
  • Cardboard


What NOT to put in the single stream recycling bins:

  • Orange juice or milk cartons
  • Pizza boxes
  • Black plastic containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Food
  • Chip bags and candy wrappers (those go in the Terracycle bin!)


Also, any electronics, batteries, and old lightbulbs can go to the RA office in your residence hall.


RecycleMania starts today and goes to March 30th so get involved!


There are many ways to get involved with the RecycleMania tournament starting with recycling as much as you can! Even if you do not live on campus you help SUNY New Paltz everyday by recycling on campus. If you do live on campus, attend a RecycleMania themed program or you could even start your own! Another way to get involved is to join Recycling Club! We meet every Monday at 7:30pm in SU 407 and we’re having a General Interest Meeting on February 11th. Anyone could join at anytime so don’t worry if you can’t make it to the General Interest meeting. We will also be tabling outside of SU100 Monday and Tuesday from 11am to 2pm and we’ll be at the Club and Involvement Fair this Thursday from 11am to 3pm! ¬†Hope to see you there and good luck recycling!

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