Bring it to the blue bins: Single-stream recycling comes to UTSA Tri-campuses

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The national RecycleMania competition runs through March 31. The 10-week competition pits UTSA against colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to see which campus can prevent the most materials from ending up in the landfill.

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(March 23, 2012) -- The new single-stream recycling concept has arrived at UTSA to benefit students, faculty and staff -- and the environment. Single-stream recycling means the mix of various containers and paper can be recycled in the individual blue containers in your office and the blue bins around the UTSA Tri-campuses.

All plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard and metal can now go into the same blue recycling containers, now single-stream. Many items are recyclable including yogurt and other plastic containers, water and soda bottles, tin cans, soda cans and frozen dinner boxes. If they are plastic or metal, just rinse them out and drop them in the bin.

"Thanks to everyone for your efforts and for supporting the UTSA recycling program," said Richard Garza, UTSA environmental and construction safety manager. "Remember to bring it to the blue bins and recycle to help make the Roadrunner orange-and-blue a little bit greener."

For more information, visit the UTSA Recycling website or call 210-458-5250.