|Landfill costs increase|
Did you know increasing our recycling could save money? The UND recycling contract is based on a fixed monthly fee. We could double what we put in the recycling stream and not increase our costs one penny!
Landfill costs have increased steadily over the past years. In 2006, UND paid $66,095 in refuse fees at the city landfill, or $33.50 per ton. In 2008, this fee could increase to $60 per ton or higher. If we continue to landfill at our current rate, our costs could increase to approximately $121,000.
UND recycles all grades of paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass plastic, scrap metal, batteries, oil, fluorescent lamps, ballasts, and printer cartridges. Yard waste is composted at the Grand Forks landfill. We have steadily expanded so that every building on campus has access to recycling. The ability to recycle is out there if students, staff, and faculty choose to do so. If you aren’t recycling now, would you please consider recycling to save money and our natural resources?
Thank you for supporting our recycling efforts. If you have any questions on recycling, please contact me at 777-4878.
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4878