SLCC Recycling Station
Club: SLCC EnviroClub
Submitted by: Todd Lehman
Location: Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
Project objective: Provide an education recycling station, where students and faculty could learn about recycling different materials, like paper, plastic, batteries, and cell phones . . . all while recycling those very things in the station!
This project called for the creation of an all-encompassing and engaging way to teach the student body about recycling and why it's important to a sustainable school. After receiving approval from the student center and the Recycling Facilities management, we created a re-claimed wood station complete with 6 pre-designed holes specific for sourced separated recycling. These included paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, batteries, and cell-phones. Each section had its own facts on each material, and a board to highlight other sustainable initiatives on campus.
-Team up with the Recycling Facilities management to ensure continued use of the station after all students had graduated.
-Design and collaborate with local carpenters to create the station, which was movable on wheels so it could be displayed wherever students would like.
-Research the most compelling recycling facts from the EPA website.
Project Cost: $2500. Cost for the materials, requested from the student club committee.
Words of Advice
-Plan, plan, plan! First we had to request funding to even start the project.
-Stick with it. It was a big project that could have fallen through at any moment.
-Utilize all of your team members for help!