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November 2009

Release Date: Nov. 9, 2009ASU Logo

Angelo State to Kick Off New Campus Recycling Program

Angelo State University has begun implementing its new “Blue and Gold Go Green” recycling campaign on campus and will officially kick off the effort with a special event to mark Texas Recycles Day on Friday, Nov. 13.

ASU volunteers will be collecting recyclable materials from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 13 next to the circle driveway in front of the ASU Center for Human Performance (gym) at 2050 S. Johnson St.

Items that will be accepted must be separated. They include computer-related electronics, glass, metal, aluminum, all types of paper, cardboard, lead-acid and vehicle batteries, telephone books, cell phones, #1 and #2 plastics, eyeglasses and ink cartridges.

Items that cannot be accepted include tires, pressurized containers, televisions, microwaves, household trash, paint and hazardous materials, firearms and ammunition, windshields and mirrors, motor oil and fluids, Styrofoam packing, wire and metal.

As part of its overall initiative, the Blue and Gold Go Green program is placing containers for recyclable paper and plastic items in each of the administrative and departmental offices throughout the ASU campus. There will also be larger receptacles placed in each of the main buildings. Campus volunteers and student organizations will empty those larger receptacles into two recycling trailers, one for each side of the campus. The trailers were jointly purchased by the offices of Facilities Management, Residential Programs, and Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.

Additionally, crews from the San Angelo State School will begin making scheduled pick-ups of the recyclable paper. Secure documents that need to be shredded will be handled by ASU’s Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.

For more information on the recycling program, call Skip Bolding at 942-2180 or go to the program’s Twitter account at

For more information on Texas Recycles Day, call 659-0722.

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