FAMU Celebrates Grand Opening of Campus Recycling Center

FAMU Recycling Center
Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-05 17:48:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- Florida A&M University celebrated the grand opening of a recycling center today, bringing the school one step closer to its goal of a "no-waste" campus.

The new center was unveiled at its Gamble Street location on Thursday.

FAMU president Elmira Mangum joined the Environmental Health and Safety Department, Sustainability Institute, and the FAMU Community for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The recycling center will manage and encourage the collection, sorting, and processing of recyclables, such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.

"Just the anticipation of this program is kind of like a big exhale to finally it here", said FAMU student Ursula Ible, "and we're just so ready to make this progress and to be a campus heading toward 'net-zero', as far as our waste generation."

The new center will also house a cardboard bailer and provide workspace for student interns and volunteers to assist with the recycling program.