Pictured above: Housing staff member Carminda Gomez pulls some of the cardboard that collected during Move-In 2016 in August. | Photo by University Housing

University Housing recycled 26,540 lbs, or 13.7 tons, of cardboard during Move-in 2016.

This compares to 30,400 lbs, or 15.2 tons, recycled during the move-in process in 2015.

That’s 10 percent less cardboard.

University Housing partners with Boston Mountain Solid Waste to make sure those cardboard boxes get used again through recycling.

“Thank you for recycling and for allowing us to assist, in your efforts, to keep this cardboard out of the landfill,” said Sandy Smith, Boston Mountain Solid Waste’s deputy director in an email.

Amounts by Pick Up Location (By Pound)

  1. Hotz: 2380
  2. Maple East: 1300
  3. Maple West: 3320
  4. Reid Hall: 8640
  5. Warehouse: 9200
  6. Pomfret: 1700

Learn more about sustainability efforts across campus by visiting the Office for Sustainability.  

Closing the Loop