Recycling

Recycling is important to achieve sustainability by reducing environmental impact, conserve natural resources, and avoid indirect costs to public health.  According to the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), in 2013 Texans recycled over 6 million tons of materials including Traditional Recyclables, Organic Materials, and Other Materials. 


What can I recycle at North Lake College?

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What can I recycle at home?
Visit Earth 911 web site an type in your home Zip Code to find out what and how to recycle in your city. www.earth911.com
 


State of Texas Alliance for Recycling Recommendations

Traditional Recyclables
Glass, Metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), Paper, Cardboard, Plastics​
Organic Materials​​Bio-solids, Food and Beverage Materials, Yard Trimmings, Brush and other Green Waste
Other Materials
​Construction and Maintenance Materials, Electronics, Hazardous Waste, Textiles, Tires



Take the Pin Man Challenge!
Pledge to take the Pin Man Challenge and improve your waste by 5%.  When you take the Pin Man Challenge, you volunteer to promote recycling education and zero waste advocacy.


When you take the Pin Man Challenge, you will receive exclusive email updates of activities, events and tips to help you and your friends improve recycling and waste. 
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Legacy of Zero Waste for 8 weeks Every Year

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by National Wildlife Federation.  The national competition provides the campus community with a fun way to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle materials.

North Lake College was the national winner of the RecycleMania 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Waste Minimization competitions. In 2016 and 2017, North Lake College was also awarded for the Campus Engagement Case Study Competition. 
 
The traveling trophy called "Pin-Man" is on display on the second floor in the North Lake College Central Campus Community Library. Watch The Pin Man video series.

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