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Recycling program continues expansion

MIT's recycling program has further expanded, with new containers placed in the lobbies of several buildings on campus. Fall telephone book recycling has also begun.

The following buildings now have containers for placing newspapers to be recycled: E10, E40, E56-270,12, 20, 34, 36 and 38. Commingled materials (glass bottles, metal and tin cans, and plastic containers labeled #1 and #2) can be placed in containers in these locations: E10, E15, E40, E51 (third floor), E56-240, 12, 20, 33, 34, 36-113, 37, 38 and 39.

When dropping off newspapers, advertising inserts may be included. Papers should be deposited individually, or bundled with string or put in a paper bag (plastic bags or magazines are unacceptable).

These new locations are in addition to the newspaper and commingled-material containers in the lobbies of Buildings 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 26, 54, 56, 66, 68, E15, E17, E18, E19, E23, E25, E51, E52, and E53. Newspaper recycling is also available in the northwest campus area at the Building NW14 and NW21 loading areas. The loading docks at Buildings 48 and E38 are now equipped with newspaper and commingled-material containers as well. Cardboard may also be recycled in Buildings 20, 50, E19 and E52, but boxes must be flattened.


Red dumpsters for telephone books, paperbacks, magazines, glossy paper and manila folders have been placed in the following four locations: the Sloan lot, the Building E19 lot, the Building 56/66 loading area and between Buildings 11 and 13. They will remain through the fall.

Anyone who needs a white paper recycling basket or who has recycling questions or comments may contact Jennifer Combs, recycling coordinator, at x3-7671 or . Questions about the Housing Office's recycling program should be addressed to that office.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 30, 1996.

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