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Why Recycle?

Recyclables are materials that can be remanufactured into new products after serving their original purpose. Everyone gains by recycling and reducing waste. Collecting recyclables reduces waste disposal charges and can provide revenues through the sale of collected materials. Collecting recyclables also ensures an adequate supply of raw materials for recycled products. In addition, recycling is good for the environment. It saves energy and natural resources, reduces air and water pollution, and decreases the volume of garbage going into landfills.


Pavan Muddanna, Recycling Coordinator
129, David E. Armstrong Complex
P.O. Box 6909
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-7207
Fax: 540-831-7783                                       






SHRED-A-THON - Rescheduled to March 26th 

Campus-Wide FREE shredding event for all Faculty, Staff and Students in support of Recyclemania 2015. For more info please click here

2nd Annual OFFICE CLEAN-OUT COMPETITION - (Mar 17 - Mar 20)

Faculty / Staff are encouraged to use the Spring Break to clean out their desk / office space. Building with the highest recycling rate will be awarded a rolling trophy. For more info click here

2nd Annual GREEKMANIA COMPETITION - Triathlon Theme

Greek Organizations on campus compete in a "Triathlon Theme" to see which organization has the most recyclables collected and weighed on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 PM at Bonnie Plaza. For more info on the event please click here 

Do the math: 10,288 times 1 times 5 = 51,440 - One pound a day, for one week program. For more information on the event please click here.  For the event flyer click here  


Every spring RU participates in an annual National recycling competition called RecycleMania. This year RU's Recyclemania Goal is to collect an overall of - 100,000 lbs. of recyclable materials (Mixed Paper, Mixed Containers and Cardboard) during the contest. For weekly results / standings please click here