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USM-H increases its recycling program

June 11, 2009

In an effort to reduce waste and encourage "green" thinking among students, faculty and staff at University Systems of Maryland at Hagerstown have increased the recycling program to include plastic, aluminum cans and glass.

USM-H has been recycling office paper since opening in January 2005. Paper recycling bins are in the hallways and in each office and classroom.

As part of the program, USM-H has contracted with The Arc of Washington County to collect the recycled items on a monthly basis. "Most people are aware of the benefits of recycling," said David Warner, USM-H executive director. "We want to do our part, and we were pleased to learn that The Arc picks up recycled goods. It is always a plus to work with a group in our community."

To roll out the new program, USM-H placed new recycling receptacles in the hallways of each floor. "We put the receptacles in high-traffic areas of the building, so they are easy for people to access and use," Warner said.

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