Originally published February 9, 2011

Now through April 2, everyone on the MSOE campus is putting their recycling skills to the test. The university is participating in Recyclemania, an eight-week competition in which more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide are reporting recycling and trash data to determine who collects the most recyclable items per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables and the least amount of trash per capita.

Recycling and environmental consciousness are nothing new to MSOE.  From learning about energy conservation in the classroom and installing solar panels on the Student Life and Campus Center to using compostable food containers and recycling paper, aluminum and more, the MSOE community is doing its part to protect the environment.

It’s easy to get involved-simply use the recycling bins in every building on campus. The MSOE Recycling Team will be keeping track of everything that is recycled. A list of acceptable items is available at inside.msoe.edu/recycling

There will be a Paper Collection, Shredding and Recycling Contest for students. Students should bring their paper to the third floor of the CC for a chance to win up to $50 in MSOE Raider cash during the following weigh-ins:

  • Friday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 7 from 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Recyclemania St. Pat’s Week Carnival Booth.

Faculty and staff can take part in a Spring Cleanout. Large recycling bins will be available on the third floor of the CC Building on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 from 12 to 1 p.m. for those who have large amounts of paper to recycle. In addition, the Recycling Team will bring large bins to any office area on campus. E-mail recycling@msoe.edu for more information.

“Everyone can help by making good choices about everything they discard and by ensuring recyclables are placed into recycling containers instead of trash receptacles,” said Jason Goike, Recycling Team project manager.

For more information about the competition, visit http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/.

MSOE is an independent university with 2,600 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and 10 master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, computer, business, nursing and health-related fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.