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Take Charge! Promoting responsible energy use at Penn State campuses

Fun Fact:

When you recycle one glass bottle, you save the amount of energy needed to light a student dorm room with a compact fluorescent bulb for 3 days.

Nittany Lion recycling logo In 2006, Berks produced 617 tons of trash, and recycled 135 tons of it including:

66 tons of corrugated cardboard
43 tons of glass
3 tons of plastic
5 tons of aluminum cans
7 tons of office paper
11 tons of steel cans

Recycling at Penn State Berks

Paul Vicente, Supervisor of Environmental Services at Penn State Berks, created the recycling program at Berks in 1988. The school recycles not only bottles and papers, but also everything from batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, ballast, fluorescent tubes, skids, and electronics to yard trimmings.

Penn State Berks is serious about reducing its environmental impact. If you do not have recycling containers or have ideas on how to improve recycling in your building, please email the recycling coordinator Paul Vicente (piv1@psu.edu).

Do your part! Reduce – Reuse – Recycle!

All state-owned institutions of learning must implement waste reduction and recycling programs in compliance with Commonwealth Management Directive # 205.22 (8/7/89).

Like every other campus within the Penn State system, Berks is under total compliance and encourages students to participate in recycling. Learn more about what to recycle and where to recycle at Penn State Berks. 


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