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UI Wins Recycling Award
The University of Iowa has been awarded the 2008 Iowa Recycling Association Annual Award for Best Practices for recycling efforts and programs on campus. The award was presented at the annual Iowa Recycling Association and Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations Awards Presentation, October 7, in Ottumwa, Iowa. The University was nominated by City Carton of Iowa City, with support from the Iowa Waste Exchange (DNR) and the City of Iowa City.

The UI increased the total weight of its recycled items by 19.8 percent between 2007 and 2008. During that same time period, the UI recycled 2,085 tons of material. Overall the UI recycles 25% of its waste.

Press Release
Daily Iowan Story

Accepting the 2008 Iowa Recycling Association Awar for Best Practices on behalf of The University of Iowa were members of the UI Recycling Coalition (student organization) and Facilities Management.

Iowa Recycling Award
Back row, left to right: Teresa Kurtz, Executive Director, Iowa Recycling Association; Scott Annis, UI Recycling Coalition; Joe Brinson, Facilities Management; Dave Jackson, Facilities Management. Front row: Kyle Seick, UI Recycling Coalition; Tim Knab, UI Recycling Association and Eric Holthaus, UI Recycling Association.

UI representatives pose in front of their recycling display at the annual Iowa Recycling Association and Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations Awards Presentation October 7, 2008.

Iowa Recycling Award recipients
Back row, left to right: Dave Jackson, Joe Brinson, Kyle Seick, Eric HOlthaus, and Scott Annis. Front row: Tim Knab


UI Receives Recycling Bin Grant from the National Recycling Coalition (NRC).
The Bin Grant program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and will allow the UI to increase recycling efforts both inside and outside campus buildings.

DNR Grant allows purchase of plastic collection bins - the Iowa Department of Natural Resources grant has allowed the UI to purchase plastic collection bins for the campus grounds through the DNR's Solid Waste Alternatives Program.

Recycling bins are located in all University of Iowa academic buildings, sports complexes, residence halls and recreational facilities.

Contact the following UI staff for more information
Academic Research & Administration Buildings Work Control Center 335-5071
Athletics Damian Simcox 335-9410
Housing Von Stange 335-3000
IMU Kelli Grey 335-3138
Recreation Michelle Harder 335-9293
UIHC Marty Shafer 356-2277

tipping the scales for iowa's future
The Unversity of Iowa Facilities Management