Three Organizations Provide Recycling Bins for RecycleMania

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 12, 2012

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Three Organizations Provide Recycling Bins for RecycleMania

Three organizations are partnering to provide 20,000 recycling bins to colleges and universities during the RecycleMania academic competition.

Stamford, Conn.-based Keep America Beautiful, the Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Foundation and the College & University Recycling Coalition in Washington awarded 33 grants to U.S. schools. Those academic institutions can use the recycling bins in a variety of on-campus locations, the partners said in a news release.

Alcoa Foundation's recycling bin grant program is an effort to help schools improve  their performance during the eight-week RecycleMania competition and increase their recycling efforts year round. Sixteen of the schools getting grants are Alcoa partner schools.

RecycleMania is an annual college competition aimed at raising recycling awareness. With the competition, which ends March 31, schools vie for awards in nine categories. In 2011, 630 colleges and universities participated in the challenge, collecting more than 91 million pounds of recyclables and compostable organics.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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