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Lehigh moves toward single stream recycling.
Facilities Services has entered into an agreement with Greenstar NA to purchase its collected recyclable materials. Materials to be collected and sold to Greenstar include newspaper and inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, all colors of office paper (with paper clips and staples), computer paper, cardboard boxes, cereal, pizza and gift boxes that tear brown or grey, paper bags, phone books non-metallic wrapping paper, aluminum cans, foil and plates, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles jars, tubs and buckets labeled #1-7 and steel food cans and lids. All of these materials can be collected in the same container and will be sorted at the Greenstar location in Northampton.
During the fall semester, blue Rubbermaid containers will be distributed to all academic and administrative offices, with flyers and stickers indicating acceptable materials. Larger containers will be placed in common areas, class rooms and dining facilities. Students in residence halls will be advised of proper recycling procedures related to the type of living unit they occupy. Outdoor containers will be relabeled for the new single stream program. Custodial and grounds maintenance staff will empty all containers for transport to recycling compactors. Raritan Valley will transport the recycled material to Greenstar.
It is anticipated that the program will be fully functional by the end of the fall semester. This program will increase the quantity of materials being recycled, reduce trash volume, eliminate numerous dumpsters and reduce transportation costs.
For a list of acceptable and unacceptable Greenstar Materials, please click here.
For a picture of acceptable and unacceptable materials, please click here.