BYU-IDAHO RECYCLING PROGRAM
Started in 2010, The BYU-Idaho Recycling Center
has always looked for increasingly innovative ways
to create student employment opportunities and
promote sustainability on campus.
2012 saw The Recycling Center grow to almost 40 student employees, including 4 student interns who were hired to run the facility as a business internship. The growth was made possible by a partnership with the City of Rexburg and an effort to bring a curbside recycling program to the community. In the spring the facility will be introduced to commercial businesses, and apartment complexes.
The BYU-Idaho Recycling Center collects SINGLE STREAM recycling from campus ONLY. All recycling regardless of type can be placed in a single bin which is then hand-sorted when it reaches the facility, this promotes participation on campus by making it easy to recycle, and increases the purity levels of the recycled goods produced. Recycling is then baled and stored until it can be shipped to re-manufacture facilities across the country.