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The Penn State New Kensington Green Team works closely with the Sustainability Institute and other units at University Park to inform and involve the campus with green initiatives. The Green Team consists of campus faculty, staff, and students who are committed to reducing waste and exploring ways to use resources responsibly. We welcome new members and encourage you to contact the team chair, Ruth Herstek (rah32@psu.edu), for more information or to join our team.

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Recycling on Campus

Penn State New Kensington contracts with Waste Management to provide “Single Stream Recycling”. “Single stream” means that all recyclable items can be placed in the same receptacle – no sorting required!

Where can I recycle?

  • Recycling bins are placed throughout campus, in classrooms and hallways.
  • In the Cafe´, recycle near the meeting room, on the left side of the cafe´.

What can I recycle?

  • Paper (newspaper, magazines, office paper, boxes)
  • Metal (aluminum or steel cans)
  • Glass (clear, brown, green, amber bottles or jars)
  • Plastic (#'s 1-5, #7)

Hydration Stations - Bring your own bottle!

Americans purchase 29 billion bottles of water every year!  Only about 13% of those get recycled, according to http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/water-bottle-pollution-2947.html.

Penn State's Green Team suggests you bring your own refillable water bottle and use the hydration staions on campus.  Find hydration stations in the Athletic Center, next to the Junction, and in the Cafe´.