University is one of 93 colleges and universities nationwide competing in a
recycling program through April 8.
part of RecycleMania 2006, Wesleyan aims to collect the largest amount of
recyclables, the least amount of trash, and have the highest recycling rate
over a 10 week period. A RecycleMania trophy will be presented to the
Schools participating in RecycleMania 2006 represent 33 states, 880,000
students and more than 275,000 faculty and staff. Eight of 11 campuses in
the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), including
Wesleyan, are RecycleManiacs.
Bill Nelligan, associate director of Environmental Health and Safety works
with Dainty Rubbish Service of Middletown to determine the totals in each
collection category. Dainty collects and removes trash and recyclables from
campus. Nelligan reports measurements on a weekly basis, via RecycleMania’s
www.recyclemaniacs.org, which also has more information on the project.
RecycleMania is endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s
WasteWise program, the National Recycling Coalition’s College and University
Recycling Council and the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology