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Recycling Program Statistics

 

In 2009, we recycled 38.1% of the total waste the University of Minnesota generated, keeping nearly 3,500 tons of waste out of the incinerator. In 2010, we upped that total to 40.8% of the Total Waste Stream!

Recycling also reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. In 2008, 6,059.96 metric tons of CO2 were averted from the atmosphere. In 2010, we increased the amount of C02 averted from the atmosphere to 7122.53 metric tons—for every pound of material recycled, 1.9 lbs of CO2 were averted!

 

Material

2010

Office

1,276.6

News

104.2

Books

163.5

Bottles & Cans

177.7

Cardboard

771.5

Organics

1353.7

Total

              3,847.2

 

 

% of waste stream recycled

41.4%

 

 

BOOKS BREAKDOWN
 

Phonebooks (News)55.4
Textbooks (Office)108.1

 

 

BOTTLES AND CANS BREAKDOWN
 

Glass71.4
Tin Cans5.3
Aluminum Cans21.3
Polypropylene0
PET Plastic50.6
HDPE Plastic0
LDPE2.1
Mixed Containers26.1

 

Contact Information

Administrative Offices
Como Recycling Facility
3009 Como Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Recycling Hotline: 612-625-8084

 

Recycling Paper Bale
Paper Bale