UNM Recycles

October 6, 2011


The desolate sand lot is empty except for a vehicle in the corner and a couple green dumpsters lining the chain link fence. Closer to the loading dock hundreds of bags of glistening soda cans sit in the sun next to a pile of junk – old cassettes, metal hangers, an upside-down sign for the UNM Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Department. Surrounded by other physical plant departments on all sides along Avenida de Servicio on north campus, one would never guess that the UNM Recycling Department was unique.

The UNM Recycling Department has a 35 percent diversion rate, which means the University recycles 35 percent of its recyclable waste, said Linda McCormick, resource conservation manager of recycling at UNM. Read more...