What We’re About
The mission of the Recycling Crew is to provide the campus with effective and innovative recycling, composting, and waste disposal services and to reduce the volume and environmental impact of waste generated on campus. We strive to run an efficient and environmentally sound operation, to educate the community about effective resource use, and to inspire the community to find creative alternatives to unsustainable consumption patterns. A crew of 22-28 students is responsible for collecting and processing over 25 recyclable materials, operating the Free Store and wood shop, composting campus food waste and organic materials, disposing of solid waste, researching and implementing new waste reduction programs, and educating the campus about waste-related issues. The majority of our work is outdoors/physical labor oriented, but there are plenty of opportunities for special projects that are more research, organizing, and education oriented.