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Recycling Matters
    Fall 2000

IN THIS ISSUE

America Wasting More

Ask About It

Earthspiration

New Recycling Program A Success

Michigan Football Recycles

What's in a Copy Machine

America Recycles Day

Open House Invitation

About
Recycling Matters

 
How Time Flies!

Wow! It has been a year since our last issue of Recycling Matters. Staff changes, exciting new programs and a relocation of our office have kept production of our newsletter off the to do list until now.

A couple of introductions.

Rod Powers joined our staff as Operations Foreman in late August 1999 just in time to experience student move-in. Rod has been with the University for over 20 years. He spent 5 years in Hospital maintenance before taking a job with Grounds. Accepting the job in Waste Management makes him responsible for the day-to-day operation of collecting waste and recyclables on campus. He does this with a staff of four full time drivers and one part-time student. Rod and his hard working staff provide a great service to this University. Thanks!

Pam Smith, previously a Horticulturalist with Grounds for over 13 years, took a new position in Waste Management Services as an Administrative Assistant in December 1999. As our department increases services to the campus community her skills, great ideas and program assistance have been invaluable. Thanks, Pam!

On the move.

As a result of the new Life Sciences Building project it was necessary for Grounds and Waste Management Services to vacate the offices on Palmer Drive. In mid-July, Waste Management administrative staff moved into new offices created in the waste management service garage (officially the north campus service building #1) on Dean Road. Plan to attend our open house on November 15, America Recycles Day. See page 7 for more details.

In the forefront.

This Fall two new programs were implemented. During the week of student move-in packaging foam was collected at all residence halls and a containers collection program was kicked off at Michigan Stadium. Read all about it on pages 4 and 5.

I hope you enjoy this long overdue issue of Recycling Matters!

Sarah Archer
Recycling Coordinator

Content modified: August 6, 2001