Mesa Community College has received 20 event recycling bins designed specifically for placement at large campus events. The recycling bins are thanks to a grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation.
According to Suzi Dodt, MCC's Sustainability Coordinator, “Recycling bins can be costly, and receiving these bins will enable us to expand our recycling program. Making recycling visible at our larger outdoor events further reflects our commitment to sustainability in our community, as well as setting an example of the importance of conserving natural resources.”
The bins, which are lightweight, portable, and collapsible, will be paired with trash cans at various outdoor student and community events throughout the semester, such as Fall Bash, Vendor Day, Spring Fling, Convocation, and Graduation. This will encourage more recycling of beverage containers on campus.
MCC was one of 156 local government, schools, colleges and other community groups nation-wide to receive a grant. Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on a number of criteria including level of need, recycling experience and the ability of applicants to sustain their program in the future.